Friday, November 05, 2004

Chapter 3: Death to Barney part 1

Word Count: 631
Total: 5594
4402 words behind schedule.

Skip stood up and wiped the water from his face. He looked around at the chaos all around him. People were abandoning their cars and running down the street away from the purple blob, which was growing larger. Imp was walking away like nothing had happened. Skip decided there was nothing else he could do but follow.

He had to run to catch up, although Imp was walking at a leisurely pace. As soon as Skip caught up Imp turned and walked through the door of what looked like an office building. Skip followed, and was supriesed to walk into a ritzy looking lobby filled with lavish decorations. There was Muzak playing just loud enough to be heard over the trickle of a large fountain in the middle the circular room.

The fountain was a giant rotating eyeball, with water flowing from the eyelashes. Behind the fountain was a long curved desk staffed by 4 women. They were all wearing different colored skintight uniforms that showed an unprofessional amount of cleavage. No matter how unprofessional it was, Skip didn't mind.

The woman sitting on the far left side of the desk was wearing a white uniform. She wasn't wearing a nametag, just a gold pin shaped like a bow and arrow. The name placard at her desk read "Conquest." She had dark skin and long dark hair.

The woman sitting next to her was wearing a dark red uniform. Again, no nametag, just a gold pin shaped like a sword and shield. Her name placard read "War." She had fiery red hair, and fair skin.

Next was a woman wearing a dark green uniform, and a gold pin shaped like a set of scales. Her name placard read "Famine." She had gray hair and tanned skin.

The last woman wore a black uniform. She did have a nametag, which read "Death." A familiar sod off shotgun lay where her name placard should have been. She had jet-black hair, offset by pale white skin, and accented by jet-black lipstick.

Imp was nowhere to be seen. Skip stood there looking at the 4 women at the counter, confused about whether he should hit on them, or be afraid for his life. He decided to approach with caution.

"Welcome to Apocalypse Inc." Conquest said, "Can I help you?"

"Uh, I was looking for a little furry guy, about this tall." Skip held out his hand to indicate Imp's small stature.

"Right over there, room W1." She replied, pointing to her left.

"Thanks…" Skip said, and walked away in that direction. He opened the door labeled "W1" and walked through. What he found on the other side was a room that seemed impossibly large. There were lights hanging from rafters far above, and a huge circular pit filled with desks and men walking around in military uniforms below. In the middle of the pit was a smaller circular platform, with a half circle consol, and 2 large chairs. The chair on the right swiveled around to reveal Imp motioning for Skip to come down.

Skip was standing on a catwalk that ran all the way around the room. To either side he saw stairs leading down towards the lower half of the room. He took one of these stairways, and soon he was approaching the center platform.

"Have a seat nigga" Imp said. Skip obliged.

"Take a look at this" Imp said, and pressed a button on the consol. The wall opposite of the consol pulled back to reveal an enormous monitor. The monitor turned on to show a view of the city street from which they had just come. The purple blob had taken the shape of a tyrannosaurus rex. It was about 50 stories tall, and it was destroying nearby buildings Godzilla style.


Blogger James said...

This has to be one of the most amusing piece of amature fiction I have ever read. And trust me, I've read a lot. I'm very impressed.
However, isn't it Pestilence War Famine and Death?
And also, if you're willing to put the time into it, have you looked at the Book Of Revelations? Might be worth your while.

12:24 AM  
Blogger ShutUpEd said...

Thanks for the comment. I'm glad to know it's going well. Who knows, maybe when I'm done it can be edited into something publishable.

Yes, I thought it was pestilence also. But I did some research just so I had some basic information, and found out it was actually conquest. Death is commonly confused with pestilence. When I'm done I might take the time to do some more research and change a few things.

6:08 AM  
Blogger ShezAlwaysStoned said...

Godzilla style.... Nice

12:37 AM  

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