In the world where whatever you write/draw on your skin will appear on your soulmate’s skin, it can’t be erased by the person who received it. You’ve been writing on your arm to your soulmate for years, but you never got a reply. You thought they were dead or just hate soulmates, so you gave up. Then one day, while partying hard, your asshole bestfriend drew a dick on your cheek, you woke up to find on your belly, in messy handwriting, the word “WTF”. Your stupid ass doesn’t understand why your soulmate decided to write you back now, until you see the neighbor kid who lost both of their arms with a dick very similar to the one on your face. Damn.
(¾) “One morning the killers brought a list of names, and gathered everyone together. They told us to sit on the floor. They stepped through the crowd and began reading out the names. My name was called out, but it was misspelled by one letter. They kept shouting ‘Marengo’ instead of ‘Masengo.’ But I knew it was me they were looking for. They told the crowd: ‘If you give up these people, we won’t come back to kill your sons and daughters.’ But nobody spoke. The killers were examining one person at a time. I sat with my head between my knees. Back then I had the face of a girl, so I tried to cover myself with fabric. Some of the killers were from my neighborhood. I knew that when they got around to me, I would be recognized. So I slipped out and ran toward a banana plantation. One of them spotted me and alerted the others. I jumped over a brick fence and dove into the tallest grasses I could find. Soon I heard footsteps. They were walking all around me. I remember one of them saying: ‘Cockroaches are so mysterious. How are they able to disappear?’ He got so frustrated that he hacked at a banana tree with his machete. The leaves fell on my legs. I was lying with my cheek on the dirt. I remember the exact time because my watch was next to my face. It was 12:22 PM. I remember thinking: ‘This is the time I’m going to die.” (Kigali, Rwanda)
Inktober 19! Also announcing that Ill be selling all of my original inktober drawings alongside a book of them and prints of my favorites during November! I will make an announcement post when it launches!