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1. Be Careful. (Nine Abadón)

October 17, 2019

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If you arrive to the city, tread carefully around the center.

Be careful when you hear the cicadas.

Be careful when you smell the smoke.
 

Because that's how Nine Abadón Street welcomes its strangers.

Over there you won't find any angels, over there you'll be stepping on demons.

Three hundred and forty tragedies have occurred since the street was born.

There are three tarot stalls, a butcher shop and a seedy bar that old dogs like to sleep by.
 

On holidays, they perfume it with lavender and vanilla.

During weddings, they dress it with garden roses and hidden thistles.

At funerals, the wind shakes the windows and people gather up in houses to smoke.

After all, each death means the birth of a new demon to cement the way.
 

So, if you find yourself facing the street. 

Don't bother it, don't even dare to say hello. Even better, do not turn to see it.

If it becomes interested in you, you'll end up becoming one of its cobblestones.
Hey, so I decided to post an old short story: Nine Abadón. 
Be Careful is the introduction for these seven short narrations about the events and stories of the street. 
 

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2 Comments
  • MarSan

    @Charisse Marison Thank you! And Nine Abadón, as far as I know, is only real in fiction. Might have to keep an eye open for it though!


    about 1 year ago
  • Charisse Marison

    Wow! This street sounds really creepy. Is it real? great job!


    about 1 year ago