j. l. navarro

A Parable

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They cut off his testicles and penis and threw them to the dogs. The crowd looked on as the ravenous pariahs fought among themselves and devoured the useless clumps of flesh. Some said they should have killed him. "He'll bleed to death," some said. "Let him die slowly. A pig like him has no reason to die swiftly."


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This story is included in The Blood Cake Vendor and Other Stories.