too many legs
the earth was filled with demons in the 12th century; just ask anyone who has been there. demons who shape-shift. demons who can take just the form that will most beguile you. demons who will mis-deliver your email (no--wait. different spelling)
the brave warrior was awoken one night by the most beautiful of all women, but he did not notice she was hanging by a silken thread from the ceiling! she began to work her magic, to tantalize, entrance and entice him. he nearly lost his manly spirit!
at the last moment his faithful manservant noticed that, on the wall behind her was
THE SHADOW NOT OF A WOMAN, BUT OF A SPIDER!!
he smote (smited?) the spider and everyone lived happily ever after. but when the little spider in your corner calls out to you tonight, ignore it, pretend you don't hear, turn your face to the wall and
turn up your ipod.
and if you wake with someone that you don't remember, be careful. they just might have six too many legs.
('smiling spider' by odilon redon; 'raiko and the spider' by yoshitoshi tsukioka)