“Inside, they discovered bodies everywhere. Each seemed to have died from the same types of wounds: large, vicious cuts and injuries that almost seemed to have originated from a wild animal.”
What if I wake up…
And it isn’t a dream?…
And I’m drenched in red…
and my hands stained black?..
.. And what if I can’t bring myself to care?..
Am I a Monster?..
“Early reports tell a strange story of seven mermaids who supposedly were captured in the waters near Ceylon in 1560. A group of Jesuits along with physician Bosquez, then an aide to the Viceroy of Goa, supposedly performed autopsies on the mermaids. . . . Merfolk were just like humans . . . physically . . . , except for their fishtails, of course.”
“Yenaldlooshi—practitioners of a certain type of dark magic whose counterparts may be found in many different Native American tribes. The term means, loosely, something like “it travels fast on four feet” due to the belief these people could change into animal form or manifest as floating or flying orbs of light—usually for no good purpose, but every tribe’s lore is unique. In English they are commonly called skinwalkers.”
—Monsters Among Us, Linda S. Godfrey
“. . .in the Sea of Angola mermaids are frequently caught which resemble the human species. They are taken in nets, and killed . . . and are heard to shriek and cry like women.”
—Sea Monsters Unmasked, and Sea Fables, Henry Lee
Awake on command,
Nothing but my plight to keep me going.
Leaving me restless and drained.