“He quarantined the powers we never knew we were allowed to have: boundaries, respect, choice. He’d go for the lowest blows to remind us of our flaws and ensure we’d be knocked down to a permanent state of submission like slaves before a master, peasants before a king, mortals before a heartless god…that is not love. That is not fatherhood. That is the ecstasy of tyranny.”
Autonomy Bleeds Black is the first horror short from Kris Leliel, an allegorical and gruesome horror short about being harassed by a narcissistic parent.
When the author hears any mention of his father, he gets a terrible sting in his chest. The pain worsens when his father comes over for a surprise visit, which is why he’s told to leave.
The author remembers what his father will do to get what he wants and the horrors that follow when he doesn’t. Expecting his father’s return, the author’s inner truth literally bleeds out of him as he desperately tries to set boundaries and stay safe.
What will it take to make his father listen?
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On exhausting days when silence and stillness coats over your tired body and weary mind, just listen. Rest is a great reward. – Kris Leliel
I enjoyed my Yule then jumped right back into work. The couple of weeks off was really needed and one week to just focus on work helped as well. Blog posts and updates are coming back. And more is coming… I hope you all are well. – Kris Leliel
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