The year is 2003 and Caleb Grimmet, high school senior and football superstar, is going to make all his dreams come true. Or so he thinks. All he has to do is catch and tame a demon.
When Caleb and his friends gather together to open up the abyss, they learn a painful lesson: dreams don’t always manifest the way you want them to.
And the abyss, once looked into, does more than look back out at you.
Disclaimer: This story contains mature language, mild sexual situations and detailed descriptions of violence and gore. Reader discretion is advised.
Poverty sits in the center
of her cage, claws scratch
the barren concrete.
Her tail twitches pensively.
Her eyes are the moldy green
of a half starved cat
and her teeth are as crooked
as the banker’s. Feathers
rustle down her spine,
vibrant spears in the humid air in
like stray sparks of anti-matter.
She moves toward the bars and
like a wolf, lays her ears back
against her bald skull.
She does not growl.
She does not hiss.
She purrs with profound contentment.
It is the contentment of continual existence
in a cage. Or on a deserted beach.
Or with a grand audience. Or
meager laughter. With
a simple calculation she nods her head
in my direction and I want to eat her.