Jody in Accounting

Avatar Author: RicoLaser Another Ficlets refugee. Collaborated on the unfinished, late, lamented (at least by me) Lake Derry Murders story with a fine writer whose name I'm ashamed to say escapes me right now. I live in Los Angeles and I'm an ... Read Bio

Jody McKemp worked in an office. It was okay most of the time, except for the fact that she couldn’t smoke inside, since smoke was what Graxos the Conqueror ate.

Graxos was her indwelling daemon, and he was particular about getting his meals on time. She’d been written up twice by Nancy in HR for lighting up at her cubicle. But what could she do? It was her beloved’s command.

Her mother had always said only bad girls smoked, naughty girls who did other naughty things. Jody had supposed she was right. But that was before she’d had to strangle her mother with the telephone cord.

Before the fire at the Applebee’s and all the signs and portents it wrought.

Before she met the agent of the damned that was her neighbor Frank, with his potbelly that held a thousand snakes.

Yes. She was bridegroom and mother to the Bringer of Death, and one day Nancy in HR would suck his fiery cock and beg for her sad little soul. And yes, Jody would watch and laugh.

But until then, she would smile at the bitch. Wait for a sign.

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  1. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    This veers from the tepid mundanity of office life to the satanic world of smoke demons and oral sex with such gusto… I can’t help but love it!

    It escalates really well, and the last line caps off all the surrealism and randomosity really well – fabulous, appropriately mature, funny work – MH :)

  2. Avatar RicoLaser

    Thanks MH … I enjoyed the hell out of writing it, actually, and that surprised me since the concept seemed so trite in my head. :)

  3. Avatar Jessica Cahill

    I especially loved the line about what would happen to Nancy in HR. And the pot belly, what a wonderfully creepy image!

  4. Avatar Anonymuncule

    I dig the belly full of snakes.

  5. Avatar Kihd

    The line saying that she killed her mom was a punch in the face. Totally awesome!

  6. Avatar Music-Hearted

    Hahaha…. I like this a lot. The careening humor of it reminds me of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Nice work.

  7. Avatar Murj;

    It was unexpected, bitchy but brilliantly entertaining!

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