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!
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/