His body expelled the metal from his lymph. It slithered out from beneath his new scales in delicate ropes. It entwined over and under itself, creating a solid frame to hold his pulp. He shuddered with every centimeter that left him. Ecstasy drove him to strain until he fell into a trance. He regurgitated collagen and his consciousness into the pile of pulp until there was no border between father and nest.
Published July 17, 2020