She found him repulsive & lousy at foreplay,

  • She found him repulsive & lousy at foreplay, but Eve had no choice; Adam was the only man on Earth. He ravished her every full moon; she endured 8 miscarriages before Cain was born

  • Since the playbook hadn't been written yet Eve was at her wit's end trying how to care for this tiny human that had come out of her body. She called it Cain. Cain he became. Abel c

  • Abel came later and quickly replaced his older brother in their mother's heart. She only had eyes for him now and Cain was beginning to feel like

  • he was losing the person he wanted the most. He was so infatuated with his mother that he cried himself to sleep every night hoping to be with her.

  • Hoping what happened to his father wouldn't happen to him too. His fears consumed him,

  • he clenched over in pain. He had never experienced anything like this. Anxiety was something that existed in his family, but these dark intrusive thoughts had never consumed him.

  • He became acutely aware of the sweat on his face and palms as the eyes of others peered into his soul. His flaws amplified themselves... even his clothes started fitting him worse.

  • It didn't stop there. Before long, his body became more and more grossly misshapen, until giant bat wings sprouted from his back and his nose elongated to that of a dire wolf. What

  • sort of hideous agglomeration was this? He'd specifically asked for a werewolf potion, but here he was with his massive (hopefully functional?) bat wings and horned hooves. Well,

  • lycanthropy be damned! He’d STILL be a menace! He howled at the moon and wings flapped him upward. He strutted on hooves like a Clydesdale. He’d be a flying mascot for Budweiser!



  1. KieferSkunk Feb 13 2023 @ 19:24

    Strange, I don't recall it happening that way in the Bible...

  2. St.Molecule Feb 16 2023 @ 22:56

    The Bible glosses over lots of stuff. Like how Cain & Able must have had sisters. The begettings have to start somewhere.

  3. St.Molecule Feb 16 2023 @ 23:00

    Maybe, Lilith, having ditched Adam, found herself in need of the D. Cain & Abel were the only other men around at the time. She must have mothered some kids with them.

  4. KieferSkunk Feb 17 2023 @ 04:21

    I suppose that might explain the bat wings. But where'd the lycanthropy come from?

  5. TarotGuy Feb 17 2023 @ 05:54

    LYCANTHROPY: Well, hell, KieferSkunk, I take full responsibility for that part of the story. Lycanthropy, the belief that you are a wolf and that you can shapeshift into one, plays a huge part in the 1941 Universal film “The Wolfman” starring Lon Chaney Jr. I first saw the film when I was about 12, more than 50 years ago. Since then, the word “lycanthropy” has rolled off my tongue at the most inopportune moments, and I’ve found that most people don’t know what the hell the term means and look at me like I’m crazy when I try to explain it to them. This Folding Story is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to use the word “lycanthropy” in print, so I took full advantage. I equate it to the ending scene in “Play It Again Sam,” when this dialogue ensues: Woody Allen: If that plane leaves the ground and you’re not on it with him you’ll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon…and for the rest of your life. Diane Keaton: That’s beautiful. Woody Allen: It’s from Casablanca. I waited my whole life to say it. And thus it is with the word lycanthropy…I’ve waited my whole life to say it...in print.

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