Friday, October 06, 2006

"Blood-curdling..." -- Part 8


Haggis's subjugated snakes saw her as their queen. She perceived them as her chattel, hers to do with as she would, but worthless, and she devoured them one by one as they came to worship at the altar of her evil.

Dedman, a weak if perfidious warlock in the best of times, became frightened of what Haggis had become and began to plot his escape from the castle, but he was too late. Haggis had no great love for the half-witted Dedman; indeed, she was possessed of no capacity to love anyone or anything, not even herself. Still, she considered that the libidinous lout belonged to her and would brook no smallest desire of his to leave her.

She considered his planned defection high treason, deserving of the harshest penalties. He was locked into a sealed room and forced to lure more snakes to the castle to appease Haggis's voracious hunger. Haggis, meanwhile, sat for hours before her crystal ball, the one stolen eons before from the good witch Salamarabara, devising and then discarding one diabolical scheme after another to bind Dedman to her for all time. Until The Act, of which more will be spoken later...

8 comments:

Steve G said...

I wait for the act. Bring it on.

Serena Joy said...

Shocking! At the rate I'm doling it out, I think it'll be another couple of days 'til The Act occurs.:)

Anonymous said...

Yup, that is her! I dated Haggis for 3 1/2 years. This is a really scary story now.

Serena Joy said...

3-1/2 years with a witch-turned-snake, huh? So, how was that? LOL.

Anonymous said...

Great until she turned into a snake.

Serena Joy said...

So, what do you do with a humpbacked witch? I mean, did you take her on regular dates to the movies and dinner and such, or did she make you take her to cemeteries and morgues?:)

Anonymous said...

I don't think she had the humpback yet or maybe I thought it was a bonus breast on her back. I was young, usually stoned, and always stupid so who knows. I just know she was a witch and turned into a snake and killed me.

Serena Joy said...

Okay, I can see the hump fascination thing, and I get that you were young and stoned and stupid. But -- but -- if she killed you, wouldn't that make you dead? How can I see you? Am I dead, too? Or -- have I just suddenly developed the ability to see dead people? Damn full moon.:)