Zombie Kid

A baby boy was born in a small village. He had pale skin and large eyes. While raising the boy, his mother naturally came to the realization that he had no feelings at all.

All he had was the desire to eat like a zombie. So, his mother locked him up in the basement so that the villagers wouldn’t see him. And every night she stole livestock from her neighbors to feed him. That’s how she raised him in secret.

One night she’d steal a chicken. The next day, she’d steal a pig. A number of years passed like that, then one day, an epidemic broke out. It left the remaining animals dead, and it also killed many people.

Those who survived the epidemic left the village. But the mother couldn’t leave her son all alone. And to appease her son crying of hunger, she cut off one leg of hers and give it to him. After that, it was her arm. She gave him all her limbs when she was left with nothing but her torso, she embraced her son for the last time to let him devour what was left of her.

With both arms, the boy tightly held his mother’s torso and spoke for the first time in his life, “Mom, you’re so warm.”

As a parent, I can relate to the story. We want to give everything to our children, even we have to sacrifice something for ourselves. It is true that granting them more of the material things will give them comfort and security, but are they all enough? Is that all they ever need? I’m kinda guilty of this since I am not with my son every day, but I hope what I have shown to him, the kind of attention, the care, and love will be enough for him to feel my warmth.

All stories (excerpts) are from the drama. http://asianwiki.com/It%27s_Okay_to_Not_Be_Okay

Previous review: https://anavenblogs.wordpress.com/2020/08/12/its-okay-not-to-be-okay-k-drama-2020/

7 comments

  1. Oh that was a melancholic and at the same time being a parent I too can endure this pain and this feeling of giving away everything you have to your child. At the same time felt equally for my parents too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Good luck
    Samreen

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  2. The boy who sold his soul was a very good story too that in order to be happy after enduring pain you don’t have to forget it but live through and then come out of it, cut the leash because simply forgetting will only make you feel empty not happy.

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  3. True, I was very touched by this story and I’m sure you’re a great parent just by the fact that you received this message. Actually, I’d like Author Ko’s books in real life her take on fairy tale is one of a kind.

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