Beauty

Beauty

A Story by Aurafiex
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Art is cruel... sometimes.

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You are such a wondrous piece of art, with those golden eyes and long white hair. Did you know? Back in my homeland, golden eyes are regarded as a sign of long, prosperous life. Such a pity that you’d squander such blessings to be a thief and liar. Don’t worry, for I shall set things right. I will make you beautiful.


Now, now, don’t cry. Those chains are for your own good. Great as your potential for beauty may be, you are still unversed in the nuances of artistry. Otherwise, how else were you captured for want of that pathetic bite of bread? So, stay still like a good little princess and let the master work his magic, yes?


Silence! I will not suffer the ugliness of your pleas and sobs. They are unbecoming of someone as beautiful as yourself. While I do understand that the hooks planted into your body may be uncomfortable, do bear with me for now. You must understand that art requires a certain degree of... cruelty.


You seem a little disturbed by the scalpel I have in hand. A slash on the left cheek and a large diagonal cut between your eyes will do wonders to that smooth face. People think symmetry is perfection, but I say that is highly overrated.


But now that I think of it, your cries inspire me. Could I trouble you to scream and beg? No, not like that! Those whimpers lacked the raw passion you had mere moments ago. Beg, dog, beg for your life! I want you to say it like you mean it!


Ah, don’t close your eyes! I want you to look at me, the man who will change you forever. Don’t ever close them on me, or I’ll get nasty. That’s right, keep them open and on me and the salt won’t have to be used! I mean, it won’t beautify you in the slightest, but it will instil a sense of obedience within you. After all, true beauty requires discipline, and while I am no man of violence, I shan’t spare the rod to relinquish your potential for greatness. That would be.... insanity.


I won’t put you out of your “misery”. The process, while perhaps not to the liking of your uneducated self, will leave you... changed. You may be brought to an inch of your life, but you will never die on my watch. That I promise. You know what they say... true beauty is undying.


You say that I’m a monster, that I’m evil incarnate, like everyone else does. I disagree. Personally, I feel that I’m just misunderstood. After all, beauty can’t be evil. Then again, such trivial concerns are beneath us both. After all, through you, my canvas, I shall make them behold what it means to be beautiful. Together, we will show the world the extent of my genius.


Well, that’s too much chit chat! Smile! Everyone’s watching! Not now... but soon enough... they will. They all will, for when they see you, they shall cry. 

© 2016 Aurafiex


Author's Note

Aurafiex
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I enjoyed this tale. Took reader to interesting place and I liked the thoughts/conversation.
"After all, through you, my canvas, I shall make them behold what it means to be beautiful. Together, we will show the world the extent of my genius."
The above lines. Perfect. Thank you for sharing the excellent short story.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Aurafiex

5 Years Ago

Well, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

A very good tale. I did enjoy.



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This is new - yet welcome. The character grips me as a lunatic... In his crazy mind, he believes he's creating beauty. He gives off a kind of sadistic vibe - morbid yet impressive - Nice ;)

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Dark. Beautiful imagery though. I thought it was a great piece.

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Great Story! The psychological side to this is really fascinating. This is a good read.

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I enjoyed this tale. Took reader to interesting place and I liked the thoughts/conversation.
"After all, through you, my canvas, I shall make them behold what it means to be beautiful. Together, we will show the world the extent of my genius."
The above lines. Perfect. Thank you for sharing the excellent short story.
Coyote

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Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Aurafiex

5 Years Ago

Well, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

A very good tale. I did enjoy.
Cool, different direction then most of the pieces of have read of yours. I enjoyed it!

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Aurafiex

5 Years Ago

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
Very clever, accents of Edgar A. Poe and Vincent Price. A sadistic curator of beauty. Well written, the lady needs a hero. Richie B.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mmm, you have some very interesting ideas. It's a bit morbid, and all the better for it. Keep on writing.

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Nice. I love it. I love this kind of writings. Great job Aurafiex.

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Aurafiex

5 Years Ago

You seem to be fond of horror stuff. I'm personally working on a book that is of that genre, so do s.. read more
Tsubaki Kuro

5 Years Ago

Yay. I'll be looking forward to it.
hell's bell's that man is a certified lunatic!!!! the writing was excellent, gripped me from the start and finished to soon for me..am i also a sicko haha? i loved it, no negative comments or anything i would change, just brillient :) full marks :)

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Tags: Art, Beauty, Psycho, Torturer, Prisoner, Flesh, Knife, Hook, Violence, Blood

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