“Metamorphosis, Episode II

“Laura, come to bed! What are you doing out there?”

Laura was doing nothing. Just drinking tea and looking out the window, humming to herself.

She had lost weight, grown taciturn, seemed sexless. Harold, confused, was getting on her last nerve.

Laura entered the bedroom. Harold, bald and boring, glared at her.

“What is wrong with you? Didn’t you hear me?”

*Oh yes, thought Laura. Thirty years of this marriage didn’t stop up my ears, just my mouth. And my heart.*

Laura opened the closet to hang up her robe. Inside, on a hanger, was a giant bat, its dull black wings wrapped tightly, hanging upside down. Laura shoved it aside, looking for a hanger for her robe. She got into bed and turned off the light.


The police looked at the carnage on the bed. Blood everywhere, a real massacre. Something was wrong, damned if they could figure it out. The wife, mute, had to be in shock. Weird, batty woman.

Laura, her gown bloody, drank her tea and looked out the window. Under the tree was a big dark man, standing with his arms wrapped around his chest. He looked up and nodded.

Laura smiled and winked.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2010

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7 Responses to ““Metamorphosis, Episode II”

  1. Brian Says:

    Oh my goodness, what a lovely piece of romantic fiction. Enjoyed this.


  2. ladynyo Says:

    hi Brian….glad you did. Much more to come….8 episodes….and they have devolved into some mild bdsm, gorean nonsense, etc. I can’t write horror for crap. It scares me too much. Tried in the first two episodes and failed. So….bring on the clowns!


  3. Just Barry Says:

    Lots of intrigue here. I now see how this transitions into episode 3.

    (If it makes you feel better, I’m a wimp. I can’t read horror at all. This may not be true horror, but it is a compelling story.)


  4. ladynyo Says:

    Well then we are both wimps. I like the sunlight better than the scary darkness. And it makes me feel better Barry, knowing I’m not the only one.

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  5. kanzensakura Says:

    wow. shibari! this just gets deeper and deeper into….things. Love the humor in this series as well!


  6. ladynyo Says:

    LOL! Yeah, well, I was taking a nose dive into this subject and decided to put up. It gets really funny when the Bat turns Gorean. LOL! Thanks for reading, Toni. Started out as horror, and couldn’t keep it up. It turns a sharp corner into comedy.


  7. ladynyo Says:

    I think humor is important to cultivate. God knows it’s not easy these days, but I think it is a soothing balm. It is a stretch for me, but I try. and try.


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