Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Virginal Zoophilia

The fourth entry to this year's River of Mnemosyne Challenge was a strange one, but I feel like I had an interesting take on "Virginal Zoophilia:"

    “You’re not gonna fuck it, are you?”

    “I’m sorry?”

    “The goat. You’re not gonna fuck it, right? Not that I care, but I could lose my license to sell farm animals if I suspect animal abuse and don’t report it.”

    “NO! No, I’m not going to... ‘fuck’ the goat.”

    “Okay. Like I said, gotta ask.” The man from the Farm N’ Feed placed a clipboard with a piece of paper attached and a pen on the counter. “Sign here, I’ll go open the back doors and prep the goat’s crate for ya,” he continued, then disappeared into the back.

    Kirby Lee quickly signed the form on the clipboard, his hand shaking as he dropped the pen and quickly wiped his brow. God, of course he wasn’t going to... that’s sick! People actually do that kind of thing?

    After months of research, travels to far-off locations, odd book dealers, occult shops, and a few strange corners of the Internet, he was finally ready for the next step. Using what he had learned of the Seven Goddesses, Lee had constructed what he felt was the best new character of the current batch of independent comic superheroes. Digging deeply into the lore he had found, he at last found his inspiration, his muse, his Voom.

    That’s the name he had finally decided on, “Voom.” He liked the sound of it, a tribute to the old comic book written sounds and a touch of the current trend. Voom was a large-chested female superhero with amazing powers and super strength. She was a real beauty, her backstory having her working as a supermodel who gains super powers from an ancient amulet connected to the powers of the Seven Goddesses. He had even named her alter-ego after the seventh goddess, Hope. Hope Stanwell, super-powered supermodel.

    But, even with all the research he had done, Kirby wanted more assurances for success. Along with information on the Seven Goddesses, he had also stumbled upon some dark corners of myth and lore. He found himself studying black magic, more specifically, he found himself studying summoning rituals.

    At first he just considered it as a joke. “Wouldn’t it be funny,” he thought. “Wouldn’t it be funny if I told people I had actually summoned an all-powerful ancient goddess for my comic book character? What a story that would be.” The longer he thought, however, the more obsessed he became.

    And so he found himself traveling to an obscure little farming community and ordering a live goat from the Farm N’ Feed, because of course a summoning ritual had to include a blood sacrifice, and a goat just seemed more fitting to Lee for some reason. He couldn’t really explain what made him think that way, but a chicken didn’t seem big enough, and he didn’t want to get into all that weird voodoo stuff anyway.

    It took a few weeks for the goat to come in, but he had finally gotten the call and returned with a pick-up truck he’d borrowed from a neighbor, explaining that he had to help a friend move that weekend. He just hoped his neighbor wouldn’t be outside when he pulled into his driveway with a crate full of goat in the back. He had a feeling that might be hard to explain, plus he wasn’t one hundred percent sure his neighborhood allowed livestock.

    They definitely wouldn’t agree with what he planned for his little friend. His mind flashed to the ceremonial dagger sitting on the passenger seat of the truck along with a few other materials for the ritual he needed.

    With that awful thought on his mind, he walked around the side of the Farm N’ Feed where he had left his truck so he could help the guy from the counter load his new purchase. All he could really think about was whether he’d actually be able to do it. The most he’d ever killed was the occasional spider or cockroach that found its way into his home, could he really do it? Could he kill a goat?

    Well, there’s a first time for everything.




And there's muse four complete! The final deadline is tomorrow, and I'm hoping I can at least get two more done before voting starts.


William the Bloody Hope You Enjoy Reading These As Much As I Have Writing Them Redd

6 comments:

Tom said...

interesting story - HOPE you can finish it, even though the deadline has passed

William Redd said...

The day isn't over yet, meaning there's still a modicum of time left, right?

JeffScape said...

Well, crap... just when I accept the exposition, you throw me into a story, then yank me right back out with more exposition.

Which leads me to believe the muse was tacked on for no other reason than to get it out of the way.

That said, this chapter should be the opening chapter. It's a bit of a grabber.

Ute Orgassa said...

This one was fun! I actually wouldn't mind reading a page or two of your onomatopoeia lady.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

With all this said, and knowing you didn't make the RoM deadline .... hoping you'll give it a go and finish anyways.

Baino said...

Hahahaha . . . obvious interpretation of the muse although Zoophilia means 'love of an animal'. Poor goat doesn't stand a chance. Good on you for pumping out four entries though William. I'm really not bothered by expository storytelling as long as the pace is right.