The Thanatobiblion, Gallowes thought (you thought I forgot), foolish New Agers playing with forces they do not, nay, cannot understand. But is there something more here? To translate such a tome requires a learned individual indeed. I would not be the least bit surprised if there were not an evil mastermind behind all of this.
But who could it be? The Fantome Gris, that would-be world conqueror? The Reconstructionist, that angry Yankee who sought to destroy what remained of the South making economic slaves of the Free Peoples? Old Mr. Jenkins, whose amusement park was to be torn down by the Big Company Corporation? Who could say?
|I hope the owners have good insurance.|
|I think I saw this on Supernatural one time.|
"I must get to the family crypt and find the talisman to end all of this," Gallowes said. And what happened to my internal monologue...oh, there it is.
|It is moments such as this when "day for night" shooting would come in handy.|
|Easy Peasy, pop inside, get talisman, end hippie zombie menace, go bowling.|
|Nope, apropos to the present in no way whatsoever.|
As he stood musing a figure exited the crypt. Honestly, it would have been in his best interests to not wander off into the land of memories at such a dramatically critical juncture.
|Hello, my old nemesis!|
|Heh heh heh|
|What did I just say?|
|Hell hath no fury...|
"Typical; you think this is about you. Your egotism and vanity know no bou...hey, don't walk away from me!"
Gallowes had better things to do. If Go Go Gertie wanted to raise the dead with an ancient talisman that was fine by him.
"You won't be so full of yourself when I am through with you, buddy boy. Face the dual wrath of my new boyfriends! Billy, Billy, destroy him!"
|Aaahhh filthy serape! Oh, and a machete.|
|That was my favorite shirt, dick.|
|At least they are frozen in Good Humor.|
Gertie realized her scheme was undone. She screamed in frustration, but without her army of politically misguided social miscreants and her Twins of Stupidity, she was powerless.
"I still have the talisman," she laughed.
"Yeah, about that...it's not so much use when it has been Zapped," Gallowes said and shot a bolt into the artifact. The talisman hit the ground a smoking ruin.
"Nooooooooooo," Gertie cried.
Gallowes turned and walked away, quite satisfied with himself.
"I'll have my revenge yet!"
"Let it go Gertie," Gallowes said as he left the grounds.
"Don't turn your back on me!"
"I can't hear you, la la la la la la."
|Victory and Happiness|
Keep your pumpkins lit.