cudding for the cuddling

Hardly Rickets’ Sanguinary Holiday

Hardly Rickets, all American life saver and literary critic, wants to save the world from itself. Wants to don the all purpose All American Halloween costume—wants to be a fungal tree growth but can’t decide between bracket, polypore, or robustus conk. So goes for all of the above, fortified with Lockheed Martin nuclear modules and Raytheon laser vaporizers—the All American all the time choice for annihilating “third world” recalcitrants:

“We invented the damned holiday as the world knows it today. We know all. We kill all, but with a conscience. Let us show you our destabilizing Latin American election modules. Or may we interest you in a nation building for oil three card monte switchermaroo? Come one, come all! Give us bodies and resources and we’ll chew you up and spit you out like so much cudding for the cuddling hours before the Day of the Dead arrives. I’m Hardly Rickets and have I got an all purpose tzompantli for you. You provide the bodies—I’ll provide the bones. Hardly Rickets is the name. I am he of Halloween fame. My drones and hellfires shower flames. Death is my one and only game. Coming to your spooked-out skies this fall.”

image: juan carlos fonseca mata

“Scarcely do we inhume the wreckage of our lives than we dig it up again. That is why we keep on and keep on and keep on, never progressing except in the grossest and most mundane fashion…”

— Joy Williams / Harrow

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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