Thursday, December 30, 2004

Today's Word: Egg

Willa laid an egg. It was black and it wiggled. She watched it break, horror petting her mind like a kind master. A babe lay there. A boy. His hair and eyes were black as the egg's shell; his teeth large and brilliant white.

"You've been a bad mommy," said the boy.

Willa gasped.

The egg boy jumped from his crib to stand naked and slimy before his horrified mother.

"Name me punishment," said the boy, "for I am yours."

Willa fainted away.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Today's Word: Despotic

Thank God for despotic pride.