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Life

Postby neildarkstar » Sun May 20, 2012 8:38 pm

Life
by Neildarkstar

Fox watched through slitted eyes as Man stealthily crept up on Buffalo Woman. Soundlessly, she moved a bit closer and watched with aching hunger as Man leaped from his place of concealment, and drove his blade deep into Buffalo Woman's body.

Unaware of Fox, the couple fell to the ground as Man lovingly stabbed home with his weapon again and again, stopping only when Buffalo Woman ceased to move in any way. Then, as the Spirit of Buffalo Woman rose and walked away, he rose to his knees and thanked the Spirit for her gifts, then he ate her steaming heart.

Fox could smell the hot blood and see the steam rising from the meat, and hunger and desire almost made her faint. "Wait, now, I must wait cautiously..." she told herself. Saliva dripped from her jaws as she watched Man take the skin of Buffalo Woman for his robe or perhaps a bed, and then cut away big slabs of meat which he wrapped in leaves.

It seemed to take forever, but finally Man had taken almost everything Buffalo Woman had to offer. Hide, horns, hump, and meat, and loaded them onto a travois which he dragged slowly away toward his home.

When Man had gone, fox trotted to where what was left of the body lay. She circled the kill watching the surrounding grasses for signs of other predators or scavengers, then moved in and began to feast.

After she had sated the worst of her hunger, her thoughts turned to the strangeness of the situation. Man loved Buffalo Woman, taking all that she offered with heartfelt love and gratitude, while Buffalo Woman loved Man and gave him all she had to give and more.

Chewing thoughtfully on a bloody bit of meat, Fox wondered what it was that Buffalo Woman took from the exchange with Man. Fox knew that Man would not return for weeks, and Buffalo woman would be back with the next sun, and wait long for Man's return.

For a moment Fox wondered if it was the intimacy of the act that appealed to Buffalo Woman. Bodies close and straining, hot with exertions of life and death, and the steaming blood pouring over both as they approached the climax of the final act...

Fox swallowed suddenly with a new realization... She was experiencing jealousy! What a novel, unique, and totally unexpected treat. Yes, she was jealous, but the question was, of who? Or what?

Jealous of Man the death bringer, who devoured his love and dressed in her skin... or jealous of the bloody bride who suffered the agony of death so that her lover might be nourished and clothed?

Gorged, Fox slowly walked away, vanishing in the tall grasses as she began the journey back to her den. As she walked, she considered all that had occurred.

Of the three of them, one satisfies desire by taking, one satisfies desire by giving, and one settles for leftovers and envy. In the end it is difficult to tell which one deserves pity....

But such is the Way of Things...
"If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans." - Movie "Flypaper"
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Re: Life

Postby neildarkstar » Tue May 22, 2012 4:19 am

I think maybe this one deserves a bit of explanation. for me, it's a bit like poetry... the words aren't as important as the expression of idea and emotion. It was my intention to speak to the animal that resides within us all, and evoke the responses that are in it's nature that we hide most of the time, even from ourselves.
"If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans." - Movie "Flypaper"
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