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Birth

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Julia Mraczny


It was a difficult pregnancy. Acute abdominal pains confirmed Marta's fears. She wondered, what will happen when everyone would know that her firstborn... doesn't resemble Matthew in any way. It'll become clear who the father was. He was a terrible man, and that's what was attractive about him…

He was ugly, which was also attractive…

And he was a serial killer…

Once she wanted to tell the truth, but she chickened out. Anyway, Matthew would probably not have believed her. Birth started. She felt terrible pain.

Five steel blades cut her belly. From the inside…

Freddie Kruger's son was born.


© 2022 Christopher T. Dabrowski

Christopher T. Dabrowski has published in many places:
USA: "Escape" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomaly" (2020 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Spain:"La fuga" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomalia" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Germany: "Die Anomalie" (2020 - Der Romankiosk)
Poland: "Deathbirth" (2008 - Armoryka publishing house),
"Anima vilis" (2010 - Initium publishing house),
"Grobbing" (2012 - Novae Res publishing house),
"Deathbirth and other stories" (2012 & 2017 - Agharta & Armoryka publishing house),
"Z życia Dr Abble" (2013 - Agharta publishing house),
"Orgazmokalipsa" (2016 - Alternatywne publishing house),
"Anomalia" (2016 - Forma publishing house),
"Ucieczka" (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house) &
"Nie w inność" (2019 - Waspos publishing house.)
He has contributed to anthologies published in the USA, England, Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia, Germany & India, and has stories in PLAYBOY in the Slovak, USA, English, Czech , Russian, Brasilian, Spanish, Argentinian, German, Italian, Hungarian, Mexican, Albanian, & Nigerian editions.

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