Freaky stuff, Serenity. Just what I've come to expect.
I have to say I like the allusions to the crucifixion in this... it's kind of subtle, but your vocab like "nail" and "martyr" bring images to mind and I'm sure you are aware of this...
Suffice it to say, I like this loads... you're an awesome writer, Serenity.
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