In this short story, less then 15 pages, the two characters don't have a name. They are Lover and Cutter for me. Lover is a good boy, an head to heart boy, I could think at him like an athlete or some other All American boy. And he loves Cutter. Cutter is a shy guy, maybe with some unresolved conflicts in his life, perhaps with his family. He loves Lover, but sometime, in the long hour of night, he is so lonely and he feels a great pain, and he has to exorcize that pain. He cuts himself, hoping that the physical pain helps him to forget the mental one.
Will Lover be enough strong for both of them to save his little Cutter?
A very short story, but you have to read it, it's heartbreaking.
Amazon Kindle: Afflicted
Publisher: JMS Books LLC (August 12, 2009)