a short short by guest blogger jennifer love hewitt:

“field dress”

I saw a deer carcass, cut up and hollowed out, in the back of a pickup truck parked on the street. If this had been our deer, dear. We would have cut it up together. We would have made that first incision, and slowly separated the body from itself. We would have opened up its breastplate and scooped its insides out. We would have severed its windpipe, removed its upper organs. Heart, liver, lungs; discarded in a line across the snow like a raw, red necklace. We would have crawled inside its carcass and spent the night in close quarters. Hidden in another creature’s skin. Lost inside the body of a different beast entirely. Because I want you. Because I want to reach across the space between us and pull you to me. I want to throw one leg over your lap and straddle you. I want to prop your chin up, press a kiss into your lips to part them. And in the little black hole that unlocks your insides, I want to set the tip of my breast. I want to feel myself taken up into your mouth. And I want you to let me stay there. To want me. As a body, mostly, pressed against your own. Ripped apart, held together in your hands. But, this was not our deer. And anyway, desire is an irrational thing.

jennifer love hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress, television director, voice actress, singer-songwriter, author, and film and television producer. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture in her roles in Party of Five, and I Know What You Did Last Summer.  She also starred on the hit CBS television program Ghost Whisperer as a young woman who can communicate with ghosts. She won a Saturn Award in 2007 and 2008 for Best Actress on Television.

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