by bob county
| Katya lay naked on the stone floor of the Monkey Temple.
Five shinto monks prayed in a circle about her. Katya could feel
the floor against her breasts and thighs. Lord Satoshi entered the
smoked filled temple. "There are many open doorways, but you
must not leave." the Ninja Lord clasped his hands and Katya flew
up in midair. She looked down at the monks and over to Lord Satoshi.
"My mother will tear down this temple!" she shouted. The Ninja Lord's
laughter filled the domed temple.
"Come down." Lord Satoshi commanded Katya. Katya flayed
about, but could not. She remained suspended in midair. She roared
like a lion and a great wind entered the temple. The sacred monkeys
howled and lept about the giant monkey buddha. The monks increased
their chanting and a large bell was rung. "You are like a child with a gun.
You do not understand the power within you." Lord Satoshi shouted
to Katya. The monkeys howled and lept onto Katya, biting her.
Katya screamed and tried to throw them off.
"Where is your mother?" Lord Satoshi mocked. The temple shook
as if something was beating against it. A raven flew in through a window.
"My Lord the Ladies' guardian is outside." Raven spoke after transforming
from the raven. "Your Ninja are fighting her with the nine steps of spiritual
combat. Her Goddess is very strong." Raven spoke softly with her head bowed
and her arms extended like wings. The temple shook again from a mighty
strike on its dome. "No woodland spirit can break the shinto temple of the
monkey god." Lord Satoshi voice rolled like thunder.
Lightning sparked from Katya's body, driving the monkey's off of her.
"What are the gods without the sky and the sea and the land?" Katya screamed.
"You will be my sword and hammer!" Lord Satoshi shouted at Katya.
The temple floor rose up and then fell back. The great bell was rung again.
"My Lord we must respect the forest god." Raven pleaded with head bowed and
arms extended like wings. Lord Satoshi clasped his hands and Katya returned
to the floor. She took a crouching posture with her hands on the floor.
She looked at the Ninja Lord with wild fury.
"I am not a weapon. I am a woman." Katya growled. Lord Satoshi laughed.
He step slowly up to Katya and drew his sword under her chin. She rose slowly
to her feet with Lord Satoshi's sword at her throat. "What a handsome woman
you are. Your back is strong as are your thighs." The Lord ran his blade along
her throat as he walked about her.
to be continued.
reflections: "Impia tortorum longos hic turba furores
Sanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit.
Sopsite nunc patrid, fracto nunc funeris antro,
Mors ubi dira fuit vita salusque patient."
Katya could feel the cut Satoshi had made around her throat and accross
the back of her neck. Blood ran down her throat and back. He raised his
sword with both hands. The blade swept before her eyes. She did not feel it
cut her. Katya tried to scream, but her head slipped off her shoulders and dropped
to the stone floor. She looked up with fluttering eyes at her body standing over
her, then the body fell back. Monkeys ran about her and dragged her head
about the temple by her golden hair. Katya could still see. She tried to mouth
words, but had no air to speak. "Lord Satoshi!" Raven cried and fell to her knees
at Katya's body. Lightning sparked from the headless corpse. It lept up.
Katya's body climbed after her head across the Monkey Buddha.
The monkey's tossed her head amongst themselves, taunting Katya's headless
body. Katya made a silent scream as darkness filled her eyes. Her head flew
to her body, which caught it and placed it on her neck. She breathed deeply
as the body healed to its head. "You will die!" Katya shouted at Lord Satoshi.
She squated to the rightside of the crowned Monkey Buddha. The golden buddha
brought down its fist at the Ninja Lord. He lept upon its arm and ran upwards
to Katya. "Foolish woman. Do you not see what I have revealed to you? You
are immortal!" Lord Satoshi stood by Katya with his sword under her throat.
Katya froze and then stood up slowly under his sword.
"What is holding back your sword?" Katya smiled at the Ninja Lord.
She felt the scar about her neck and swallowed. Katya stepped back and
flipped to the floor beside the Monkey Buddha's fist. Satoshi appeared beside
her in a puff of orange smoke. "Teach me. I will submit." Katya bowed her head.
He grabbed her hair, "I will cut you into seven pieces and scatter your body to
the four corners of the world; if you betray me." Katya looked with firey eyes
at the Ninja Lord. "Destroy this body and I will find another." Satoshi laughed.
So began the exquisite lessons of Katya Dumas, in the art of the
samurai sword and Ninja Kuji-kiri.
"You see Katya there is a string of nine worlds. Each hand gesture opens
this world to you and you can pass from one room to the next." Raven spoke
with a happy face. Katya smiled and clasped her hands. A great orange puff
of smoke filled the room. There was a bare breasted friend, standing in her white
tights infront of them. "Wha-is this?" Katrina whimpered. Katya laughed and hugged
her childhood friend: "It is me! Katya!" Katrina screamed and covered her tiny
breasts. Raven whispered to Katya, "She will never understand. Send her home."
Katya made a second gesture and in a puff of orange smoke Katrina was gone.
"I can leave this place." Katya smiled wickedly. Raven put her hand on the scar
on Katya's throat, "Lord Satoshi is your master." Katya moved her head side to
side. She still feared it might fall off again.
"Casie!" Katrina shouted, running from the examination room.
Doctor Casie had been examining Katrina's pregnancy. Katrina described the
strange vision she had of Katya. Casie called Dr. Evans. He was so excited,
he knocked over a lamp. "Was it real?" Katrina asked shivering in the doctors
office. "You have only your tights on. Put on my smock." Casie smiled.
"Anything is possible with Katya." the doctor continued and pulled down
Katrina's tights, placing her gently in the medical stirrups. "Are you sure?
maybe I am insane." Katrina chattered. "Did you give me the list of men you
have had sex with?" the doctor asked as she examined Katrina. Katrina pointed
to the small note book in her blue checkered scurt pocket. "Ah. This will make
a paternity test impossible. .. These notes go back to your twelfth year?" the
doctor looked amazed at the detailed descriptions of love making in Katrina's
diary. "You list Katya amongst your lovers?" Casie gasped, "Over many years
and just a month ago.. Oh! My God!" The doctor grabbed a giegercounter and
ran it about Katrina's genitals and belly. "You have the same radioactivity as Katya!"
she shouted in astonishment.
"I am not going to that hospital! I just want to go home!" Katrina cried
and pulled on one of her pig tails. "Katrina. There are forces here that are beyond
our control. I must call Doctor Sappho." Casie picked up the reciever on the wall phone.
Katrina screamed and bolted from her stirrups down the hall: naked. An admitting
nurse tackled her in the waiting room. Katrina beat her fist on the nurse's back.
"Let me go! I not going to the hospital!" she screamed as she was picked up and
strapped to a gurny. "I am giving you a sedative. It will calm you." Dr. Casie smiled
a Cheshire cat smile.
to be continued...
Do you see the tiger?
Katya laughed. "What amuses you?" Raven bowed to Katya.
"Look! The sparows are fighting that hawk. It has eaten their eggs." Katya laughed.
Raven smiled and bowed as she gave her leave. Katya looked down from her
window and saw a tiger watching her. She smiled and dropped a fig out the
window infront of the tiger. The tiger walked around the wall and into the temple.
Katya ran to the stairs, leading to the monkey buddha. The tiger was in the
temple court and walked slowly to the stairs. Katya flew to the top of the great
golden monkey buddha. The tiger turned and climbed the buddha. Katya growled
and cast down lighting from her fingers. The tiger was not stopped. It roared
and lepted upon Katya clawing at her garments to shreds. Raven laughed.
She was seated on the head of the monkey god. The tiger transformed into a
monk. He smiled, looking down on Katya. "Do you see the sparows sorrow?"
Raven asked Katya. Katya grabbed the monk in his croutch and pulled him
down between her legs.
"Do you wish to see my tiger?" Katya laughed at the monk.
The monk bowed his head and thrust himself into Katya. Katya crossed her feet
behind the monks back and ate a fig. "I like this lesson." Katya looked up
at Raven with a toothy smile. Raven smiled down on Katya. The monk spoke
in a whisper into Katya's right ear, "Can you see my tiger stripes?" Katya
blinked; her eyes were blured and then she saw a the tiger between her thighs.
Its claws dug into her shoulders. She tried to twist free, but gave in to his rutting.
His hot breath covered her face and breasts. "Will your children be tigers?"
the monk appeared again, between her thighs. He kissed katya and stepped
down the monkey god. Raven laughed, "Now you have tiger scars on your back."
Katya stumbled to her feet. Lord Satoshi laughed. He clasps his hands and
Katya fell to his feet on the court before the Monkey Buddha.
"Katya. You are my prize pet." Lord Satoshi clapped his hands
and two Ninja dressed her for combat. "What is this?" Katya asked, standing in
her canvas cowl. "It is time to test your skills. There is a school for geisha.
They are the enemy. They must be destroyed." the Ninja Lord made a hand
gesture and Katya appeared in the steam baths of the geisha school. The
girls screamed and ran naked for the exit. Katya swung her sword, cutting
them down. She did not question. She did not hestitate. In a puff of orange smoke
she was back in the monkey temple. Katya held her bloody sword out to Lord Satoshi.
"Good! I will tell you. The geisha you cut down were not the enemy. They were
only play things for my tiger." Lord Satoshi laughed and put Katya's sword back
in its sheath. Katya face was covered, but she felt great guilt. She bowed to
the Ninja Lord and made her way back to her room.
Katya sat on a branch of the fig tree outside her onclave window.
She studied the sparow's nest and the small broken shells inside. The nest
was made of woven twigs and sparow feathers. How did so simple a creature
know to weave like this? Both sparows died at the tallons of the hawk, defending
their nest. Was this love? Katya picked a fig an ate. She felt a warm hand accross
her cowled face. Instinctintively, she drew her sword and stood upon the branch.
"Will you strike your mother?
I am the living love within you."
Katya dropped her sword and fell to the ground. She pulled off her cowl
and looked up at the radiant aparition. It was the Lady of the Forest.
"I demand a better future!" Katya cried on her knees. The sword stuck into the
ground beside her. She held her breath in fear that Lord Satoshi might have
heard her. There was nothing she could detect.
"Why?!" she clasped her hands in Christian prayer.
Palms pressed flat together; she raised above her head.
"Who made the lion and the lamb?
Who makes alive?
Miai. She is the mother of all the living."
"I see. You have not given yourself to me." Lord Satoshi spoke from behind.
Seventy Ninja stood with him about the fig tree. Katya took her sword
in both hands in readiness for combat. "You do not understand the way."
Lord Satoshi extended his hand to Katya. She did not move. There was a
great light radiating from the aparition. Katya could not look away from it.
"I will drive this Forest God back!" Lord Satoshi clasped his hands and
with his Ninja brought a great force against the aparition. There was a great
fire in the sky as bright as the sun. It came down upon them. The Ninja
turned to stone.
Katya looked about at the Ninja Lord' statue. She could not believe
he was dead. She sheathed her sword as tears of joy filled her eyes.
The Lady of the Forest spoke and vanished. Katya knelt in the ruins of the
fallen monkey temple. It looked ancient and was covered by vines from the jungle.
Lord Satoshi' statue stood before her under the fig tree. She picked up
a stone and threw it at the statue. The stone broke against it. Katya clasped her
hands and transformed into a seagul and flew out to the sea.
to be continued...
There's no place like home.
Katya spent several months on a tuna trawler in the Pacific. She fought for
scraps of tuna with a flock of other seaguls. It was difficult to remember her
humanity, but as the heavy laden Areis made its way into the Black Sea she
remembered her family. Katya concentrated and in a puff of orange smoke
transformed in her parents dining room. No one was home. She pulled back
her Ninja cowl and entered her old bedroom. Hiding her weapons and grey
Shinto Ninja uniform, Katya slipped on her favorite American' Blue Jeans@
and a bright orange checker shirt with a white t-shirt. Her pink sneakers
felt smooth, compared to the two toed Ninja togs. Katya giggled at her reflection
in the oval mirror, beside her bed. She heard her parents entering the apartment.
Quickly concealing her self in the blink of an eye, she apeared before them.
Diana screamed as Katya hugged her off her feet. Demitri kissed his daughter
and poured himself a drink.
"Your s..suppose to be in the hospital." Diana mumbled as she sat at the
dining room table. She swallowed half a glass of Voka. "Oh? Yes. .. I was
kidnaped by Ninjas." Katya smiled and took the bottle. She drank out of the
bottle and then ran her tongue over her lips. "Katya! Where are your manners."
Demitri scoulded and placed a glass on the table. Katya screached like a
seagul and then poured herself a drink. "Eh? Katya... will these Ninjas return?"
Demitri continued. Katya sat on her chair, squatting on her feet. Her head twitched
side to side, like a seagul. Diana dropped her glass, "Where did you get that
scar around your neck?" Demitri examined the scar that circled Katya's neck.
"It is a saber wound!" he said loudly. Katya tried to peck at the slices of bread
placed on the table. "Use your hands." Demitri said softly as he rubbed his
daughter's back. Demitri looked over to Diana, "We must call Doctor Casie."
Katya flipped backwards and landed on her toes in Ninja combat. Diana rose
slowly from her chair extending her hand to comfort her daughter.
"Casie is a phyciatrist. She can help us." Daina said softly as she slowly dialed
Doctor Casie arrived in one hour. She had brought the police with her.
"Katya! I am so happy to see you!" Casie said with a Cheshire cat smile. The police
walked about Katya surounding her on five sides. "I was kidnaped." Katya squated
extending her hands for combat. "Yes. We were woried about you. Please.
Let me examine that wound about your neck." Casie walked slowly up to Katya.
The doctor had a very bright toothy smile. Casie looked at the scar and looked at
the police. "Katya. This wound is well healed." the doctor rubbed Katya's shoulders.
A policeman fired tranquilizer darts at Katya. She caught them and threw them onto
the table. Casie smiled a wide Cheshire cat smile: "These Ninja taught you that?"
Katya made a wicked smile and knodded yes. "Well. I must tell you as an agent
of the people's republic, you must surrender. Your life and the lives of your friends
and family will be jeopardized. We have not charged you with a crime. Resistance
will bring charges against you." Casie said this with no smile.
The words of Lord Satoshi came back to Katya, "You have chosen the tiger's
path. You can not turn back." Katya smiled, "Is Katrina alright?" Doctor Casie
turned her head to the right and then looked at Katya, "Yes. She is at the hospital."
"I wish to meet her." Katya stood slowly and her hands were cuffed behind her back.
Casie smiled widely, "Yes. That would be very helpfull." Doctor Casie ordered a search
of Katya's room, but could find nothing out of the ordinary except for a few seagul feathers.
"I want them locked up!" the police lieutenant growled. Casie looked the officer directly
in the eyes, "Katya is the focal point. Do not provoke her with threats." The officer clicked
his boots an continued the search of Katya's home.
"I am a loyal party member!" Katrina shouted. She was strapped to a standing
examinatination harness. There were monitors all about her. Wires were taped to her
fingers and toes, chest, belly and forehead. She peed through a catheter. "Katrina!"
Doctor Casie walked into the small room with Katya and several policemen.
Katya was still hand cuffed. "Oh! Let me kill her!" Katrina struggled against her
restraints, growling at Katya. Katya laughed and handed her hand cuffs to the
officer behind her. Doctor Casie raised her right hand to stop the officier from
restraining Katya. "Well. You have learned new tricks." Casie smiled. Katya
made a wicked smile and walked over to Katrina. Katrina tried to turn away.
Katya put her ear to Katrina's belly, "Is this our child?" Katrina screamed, "Get
this monster away from me!"
to be continued...
This must be Real
"The temple was in ruins?" Doctor Sappho asked Katya, while they sipped
tea. "Yes. My Goddess turned Lord Satoshi to stone. Everything look overgrown
an ancient." "That little Ninja was not ancient. She killed two of my guards and
carried you away." Sappho continued. The doctor bit a piece of biscut and offered
Katya a bite. Katya took the biscut and broke it in half and gave it back to
Sappho. They ate. "This must be confusing for you. Do you accept this reality?"
Doctor Sappho leaned back and changed the ribbon on her tape recorder.
Katya smiled wickedly. Her eyes were fierce. "I accept what is before me." she
answered and sipped her tea.
"Your son Jarrett wishes you released. He believes we can do no more for
you." Sappho gave a Mona Lisa smile. Katya put her tea down on the small table.
They were seated on the floor. "I believe everything that has happened to me is for
a purpose. I believe that the Ninja were sent by my Goddess to teach me. And
you have been serving my Goddess as well." Katya's answer was calm as she
rose to her feet. Sappho struggled to unfold her legs and used her hands to pull
her legs apart. "I know you are powerfull Katya, but think of the consequences.
Katrina is severely traumatized by an unnatural pregnancing. She may not want
the child. Your husband Ethan is in hiding. Your parents fear you. Is Alana still
your friend?" Doctor Sappho's words were calculating and true. Katya eyes looked
like a falcon. "Do you curse me? I am what my Goddess wishes me to be.
Does the lion pity the sheep? Who am I to question my destiny?" she answered
in Lord Satoshi voice. The doctor stepped back as Katya transformed into a falcon.
She flew threw the courtyard in the center of the hospital and up into the blue sky.
Sappho took the mike of her tape recorder.
"Subject is insane. She is loose and has paranormal abilities to
transform into animals." Sappho stopped the tape.
Katrina walked slowly up to the Chief psychiatrist. "I want to go home." Katrina
said with a whimper. "Ah? My dear girl. I hope your ready." Sappho answered
and wound the spool of tape recording into a card board cylindar;
"Katrina. Although you are an adult, physically and emotionally you are very
immature. You still sleep with your thumb in your mouth. And you habitually
pursue any man, who has the smallest authority over you." Katrina made a fat
lip: "I'm the best pastry girl at the bakery!" Sappho smiled and placed both her
hands on either side of Katrina's face, "I'm sure you are."
Sappho signed a monitored release for Katrina. It was a planned decoy.
Sappho believed Katya could not abandon her child and would follow the
suragate. "You know she might be abducted by that entity." Doctor Evans
warned as they watched Katrina leave the hospital with her boy friend.
"Do you think we can control this phenomon? We must observe and record
whatever happens." Sappho sighed and placed her hand on Evan's shoulder.
Katrina laughed like a chipmunk as she sat in the pick up truck.
"What is so funny?" Mat asked as he steered the truck down the treacherous
cliff road. "Katya got me pregnant with her tongue!" Katrina laughed. Mat's face
turned red, "I do not want to hear this. I just can not face that now." his voice
trembled. "Why not? Do you think you can ignore my belly?" she pointed to
her round ponch. Mat closed his eyes and swerved over the cliff. Katrina screamed.
The truck was suspended over the sea. There were thunder bolts about them.
"Apollo will fall from the heights
and come down like lighting!"
There was a pyramid spinning slowly above the truck. "I-I not driving!" Katrina
was hysterical. "What the hell!" Mat tried to beep the horn, but it was useless.
"I tried." he wept over the steerring wheel. They vanished with a great light
along with the pyramid.
Doctor Evan had followed them with a group of scientist in a Volks Wagon
van. "I got it on film!" shouted one of the scientist. "What was that pyramid?"
Evans turned to Casie. "Hmmm, it might be a vessel, but the apparition does
not need a vessel for transportation. I think it was a symbol. Perhaps Egyptian?"
Casie answered with a squeeky child like voice. She ate some potatoe chips
and continued to stare wide eyed at the area of the sky. Evans beat the steering
wheel, "We are helpless!"
to be continued...
The Dream begins
"Yes. I'm very gratefull. But, we must continue with our restructuring."
Jarrett spoke with authority, but he knew was only an adviser. Then, the room
filled with orange smoke. "Cough-cough-cough! Wha-up?" Katrina stood in the
center of the great board table. Her red shoes glissened infront the executives.
She squeeled. Her red shoes were all she had on. Katrina cover her self with
her arms and hands as best as she could. "Who called for a dancer?" one
exucutive laughed. "I'm pregnant! You pig! Where is Mat?" Katrina made tiny
steps to the end of the long table and hoped down. "Katrina? What is this?"
Jarrett had regonized his mother's friend. "Could you give me your jacket?"
she was red faced. Jarrett put his jacket over her.
"The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers."
The voice filled the room. Jarrett jumped up on the table and walked to where
Katrina had appeared. "My Captain! My Lady!" he exclaimed and fell to his
knees with his hands reaching up. Katrina tip toed to the large double doors
leading out to the hall. Mat openned the doors and knocked her on her butt.
His pants dropped. "Get your pants off the ground! Fool!" Katrina shouted.
Mat hugged her and kissed her face. "Mother what must I do?" Jarrett looked
about the room. An image of Kiri appeared in the window. "I thought we had
replaced that window?" an exucutive muttered. Just at the ring of 3:00pm on the
pendulum clock, Kiri stepped out of the glass. "I don't know if I am dreaming,
but my life is back!" Kiri ran over to a grey old banker and kissed him.
"Thus saith the high lofty one that inhabiteth eternity,
time shapes our knowledge of truth and fortune.
It is a block to knowing the very God whose truth
it existed to shape."
The voice shook the room. Kiri ran out into the hall and down the stairs.
"I would like some clarification on these pronouncements. Are you telling
this board how to run its bank?" the grey hair old banker said. Everything
vanished. There was no earth or sky. Everyone was gone. A small voice
spoke, "Dream." Katya stood in the center of the table with Jarrett and
they embraced. Kiri and Katrina hugged each other. "I was running and
then I was here again." Kiri stammered and wepted. Jarrett eyes widened,
"We will build a new world order! Where there is no poverty or strife!
It will be a commerce of dream works!" Katya laughed, "Do what you please.
I will tear it down; if I dislike it." She clasped her hands and stood as a
Ninja. Then, she vanished.