Sunday, May 11, 2008


                     The kumodu will be pulled taut from the base of the girl’s spine.  It should pull out a full 14 inches before it begins to speak.  It might say a few garbled sounds while you’re tugging at its umbilical, but ignore these noises.  What it says fully retracted will be the most important thing.  If it says something about your future, write it down on rice paper, memorize it and bury it beneath Tiger House.  If it speaks of the past, you must kill the girl.

            Kumodu does not lie.  But the past is not to be heeded.  If it speaks of past things and you do not kill her, a thousand doves will choke the river and dishonor will plague Tiger House for a hundred years.

            Kumodu has eyes beyond our world.





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