“She Comes” by Kealan Patrick Burke

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The security guard anxiously bides him time awaiting the precious hour: midnight. He watches the woman on the screen lying listless in her dirty bunk, but knowing that she will come alive when the clock strikes twelve. Hurrying to unbuckle his pants, he stares at the screen as the moment draws near. One day, watching her on the screen won’t be enough. He needs to touch her, feel her, taste her even if it will ruin his life. Tonight, though, he will just watch. Midnight arrives, and the woman goes into her sexual frenzy. She looks directly into the camera as she touches herself; he knows it is for his benefit. If only he could feel her…


She Comes

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About the Author
Born and raised in a small harbor town in the south of Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke knew from an early age that he was going to be a writer. The combination of an ancient locale, a horror-loving mother, and a family of storytellers, made it inevitable that he would end up telling stories for a living. Since those formative years, he has written five novels, over a hundred short stories, six collections, and edited four acclaimed anthologies. In 2004, he was honored with the Bram Stoker Award for his novella THE TURTLE BOY. Kealan has worked as a waiter, a drama teacher, a mapmaker, a security guard, an assembly-line worker, a salesman (for a day), a bartender, landscape gardener, vocalist in a grunge band, curriculum content editor, fiction editor at Gothic.net, and, most recently, a fraud investigator. When not writing, Kealan designs book covers through his company Elderlemon Design. A number of his books have been optioned for film.
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