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Devilchild: A Folklore Inspired Rococopunk Horror Short Story
« on: November 29, 2020, 11:55:25 pm »
Here a short story i wrote inspired by the legend of the Jersey Devil and the horror podcasts Old God Of Appalachia and The Town Whispers. It is setted a good 54 years too early to be considered steampunk but i thought it would be a waste to put it in Off Topic.

Devilchild

This happened way back in 1735 at Pine Barren.....

Jane « Mother » Leed was a upstanding citizen, mother of 12 beautiful childrens. One day, she was returning of a long trip at the next town’s market . Night have fallen and Mother Leed was beginning to apprehend the coming of some devilry. And sure enough, the stars suddenly began to disappear behind a large black blot moment before the sky open in a multicolour display. A beaming ray of light then drag poor Jane in this dark parody of the gate to Heaven. When she wake up ( without even knowing she fell asleep) she find herself strapped in a torture tables surrounded by demons, wings, goathead, forked tails and all. They did ungodly things to her genitals with infernal torture tools . But mercily, she wake up in the morning ,laying on the road,with no memories of her torment .

A month passed without incident until Mother Leed began seeing the first sign of a 13th pregnancy. Mr Leed was overjoyed but the memories of her demonic encounter began to arise, like a warning, from Jane’s mind. All 9 months, she protested than this child was from the devil, but no one was listening. At the time of birth,the babe was looking like any babe. But as the child grew the hooves came , then the wings, then the fur and finally the head took a goat-like appearance. Once this transmogrification ended, the creature slaughthered his family before flying away. Still to this days, the Leed’s demonchild haunt the woods of New Jersey.


The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

''Trickster shows us how we trick OURSELVES. Her rampant curiosity backfires, but, then, something NEW is discovered (though usually not what She expected)! This is where creativity comes from—experiment, do something different, maybe even something forbidden, and voila! A breakthrough occurs! Ha! Ha! We are released! The world is created anew! Do something backwards, break your own traditions, the barrier breaks; destroy the world as you know it, let the new in.''
Extract of the Dreamflesh article ''Path of The Sacred Clown''