SGM Excerpt 3

Sex, Gore, & Millipedes

From “Starter Home”

Ben and Leeza went quiet. They looked at him, at each other. This guy was nuts. Tears fell from Ben’s eyes. His hand throbbed hotly.
“Go ... away.”
“Oh, for fuck’s sake, Benjamin,” Manny said. “Is that the best you can do? I just put drywall screws through your hands. Where’s your fire, boy? Rage against me. Cuss at me at least, son.”
He looked at the floor.
“I can’t. I promised.”
Manny shrugged.
“I do love a challenge.”
Saliva hung in a strand from Ben’s lip. Snot bubbled in one nostril. He glared at Manny.
“I hate you.”
“I know. But, you’re gonna hate me a lot more pretty soon.”