Getting To Know You – Mondays Finish the Story

Photo by: Barbara W. Beacham

Getting To Know You

After losing her head, she realized that the rest of her body was falling apart! Hitarakunzi sagged. The parts never stuck onto her long enough. Being a demi-ectoplasmic creature, she could interact with normal matter more than ectoplasmic-only creatures. It made her fascinated with human beings, even if they always ran away.

Unfortunately, humans saw matter (flesh, skin) almost exclusively. Whereas, Hitarakunzi saw primarily the ectoplasm (souls) of humanity. She couldn’t see normal matter as sharply as humans. But getting to know them required assembling a solid form. So she attached found things to her body to appear human. It was challenging to get it right.

Hitarakunzi found the head from a baby doll, with an eye missing and a huge crack, and stuck it on. She hoped it matched with the torso of a woman murdered by the mob.

She smoothed the bloody dress around discarded artificial legs she’d found. Much better! Confidently, she strode from the junkyard, ready to be welcomed by humanity!
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Each week on Monday it’s time to Finish the Story. Photographer Barbara Beacham provides a photo prompt and an opening sentence to get us started. This week, the sentence to start with is, “After losing her head, she realized that the rest of her body was falling apart!” Look here to find stories from other folks answering the prompt: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/mondays-finish-the-story-may-4th-2015/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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31 Responses to Getting To Know You – Mondays Finish the Story

  1. I love this one! I like her misplaced confidence!

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    • EagleAye says:

      She’s an odd one, through no fault of her own. Eventually she’ll get it right, but there will be some disappointments unfortunately. Glad you liked it. Thanks much! πŸ™‚

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  2. Shannon says:

    Ha! I totally saw the creepy/sweet baby doll head on mechanical spider body from Toy Story. I feel like Hitarakunzi would make a fantastic DeviantArt print ☺️

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    • EagleAye says:

      Oh yeah, she would. Who knows? She might’ve been the inspiration for something from deviantart. Love that site by the way. There’s some brilliant artists there.

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  3. Another great twist… And so wondetfully disturbing! πŸ™‚

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  4. buddysmom13 says:

    Love this story. It is sweet and disturbing all in one, kind of like Hitarakunzi!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, Hitarakunzi is honestly trying to be friendly, but her ignorance is terrifying the neighborhood. Eventually, she’ll meet some Goth kid who’ll be as fascinated as frightened. And then she’ll get the lowdown. Glad you liked Hitarakunzi and the story. Thanks kindly! πŸ™‚

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  5. babso2you says:

    I was having a sip of my drink when I read your 3rd paragraph, and choked! Luckily what came spewing out of my nose missed the keyboard! Oh, I am still laughing! Love it Eric! Need I say more? Be well my friend… ^..^

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  6. List of X says:

    Was she known as the Frankenstein’s monster earlier, by any chance?

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  7. draliman says:

    I fear she will be disappointed! Full marks to her for trying, though πŸ™‚

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  8. Shey says:

    Weird and hilarious at the same time. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  9. Imagining these various humanoid body parts on this alien is quite a trip! Haha! I’m thinking she might want to do her “reveal” in NYC where weird and scarey is more prevalent!

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  10. John Yeo says:

    Wonderful Eric! I think I know her! Last I saw of her she was cutting the face off a Mona Lisa print to use as a rough guide. Well written πŸ™‚

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  11. The images this conjured in my mind were amazing! She is trying so hard to fit in, just not quite getting it right. Wonderful!!!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Cool. I like to hear that my stories fire the imagination. She really is trying her best. Until she gets it right, she’ll have some comically bad mistakes. Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks much! πŸ™‚

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  12. I would love for you to come and write a story for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. I know you are not an aspiring writer, you are an established writer and we have some established writers that write stories for this challenge too. Just in case you consider it, here is the url https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/fffaw-week-of-05-06-2015/

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  13. An interesting one. I liked it.

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