Monday, March 19, 2012

The Stygian Menace, part 1.


Serpent Men. The name alone conjures fear.  Assassins, they strike without warning using the deadliest venoms.

They are shapeshifters, possibly lurking among us even now. But the illusion can be undone by a magic word [according to Bob Howard], a set of alchemical lenses [or so John Carpenter said] or even by their own exuberance in states of excitement or *shudder* sexual ecstasy [David Icke swears it’s true].

They are not bold. Like their lesser brethren, they sneak and slither. When a snake bites a man, it is usually out of stress or fear.  Perhaps their secret war on us is also waged out of fear, a defense against Man’s omnipresent imperialism.

They come from Alpha Draconis, but ruins found on the trans-Neptunian object 42355 Typhon are arranged in a shape identical to that of the Great Serpent Mound in Southwestern Ohio.

Worse are the so-called Abominations, made half-human through surgical means. In the winter of 1864 the entire population of Silvertip, Montana vanished overnight, only to be found in their beds a few days later—limbless, insane, but alive.  The survivors raved of a serpent army marching to war on human legs.

Pinkertons burned the town and loaded the survivors into black coaches, never to be seen again.

4 comments:

  1. They don't come much more evil than the serpent-men that's for sure. Good stuff.

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  2. In the winter of 1864 the entire population of Silvertip, Montana vanished overnight, only to be found in their beds a few days later—limbless, insane, but alive.

    Borrowing this.

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  3. Yeah! Let me know where it goes.

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