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    dots Submission Name: Catalystdots
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    Author: monad
    ASL Info:    64/M/California
    Elite Ratio:    8 - 1082/406/116
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    Class/Type: Story/Dark
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    Crystal lived alone in the cabin Ray had built for her. Ray had left long ago but she thought of him often and sometimes went to see him in the city. She was an artist and a dabbler in many fields. Her house was a kaleidoscope of stained glass windows and half finished art projects. It was built almost entirely of wood with a beautiful stairway to a loft bedroom replete with a skylight window on the stars. Set in the mouth of a valley next to a clear stream the cabin looked almost as if it had grown there.

    Crystal spent most of her time on her art projects, in fact she made her living that way. She was well known for the macabre nature of her works and they sold well at the local art fairs. Most of the scenes she painted could not possibly have existed on earth. Take for example the orange sky and purple mountains of Mariners Delight or the river of blood in Cosmic Conception.

    Often Crystal would meet Ray at the art shows and they would discuss his books or her latest works. It was just such an occasion that preceded the first of her dreams.

    Although Crystal had often dreamt of playing in a large meadow surrounded by reflections of her art work this dream had been different. She awoke from a scene in the woods where she had been the object of a grotesque conclave of creatures almost beyond description. There had been a huge goat like creature leading a chant, "Rada nema nestos Yreba, Rada nema nestos Yreba", for a group of creatures that resembled animals. There was a black toad sitting on a rock of seemingly impossible crystalline form, while an agile spider danced on the spokes of its luminous web above her. The smell of blood, the heat of the fire, and the constant and oppressive chant, "Rada nema nestos Yreba, Rada nema nestos Yreba" with all eyes directed at her. She woke with a start, it was early morning, her bed was a tangled mess, and she was covered with sweat. She felt she could almost smell wood smoke, and somewhere in her mind she could still hear the echos of the horrible chant.

    It wasn't until almost a year later that the dream repeated itself. She had just completed what she considered her greatest work, a large mural like painting called Id Conclusion. It was a matrix of human forms in contorted and deformed conditions against a backdrop of misty images of human holocaust, war machines, and atomic clouds. She had gone to bed in a storm of thoughts on human depravation and greed. The scene was the same, the spider, the goat, the half human animals, all seemed the same, except for the chant, it was different. "Rada nema nestos Yreba, Raga mantra nestos reale, Yreba Yreba Shiva kommt da." Lightening cracked and a creature appeared. He seemed a man but was built more like a large monkey. Light seemed to follow him like an aura. He was the obvious master of the conclave and all stood back at his approach.

    Crystal was lying on the stone altar in the center of the glade and although not bound she was incapable of motion while held in Yreba's gaze. That this creature was Yreba was obvious since all had bowed down now and the chant had changed, "Yreba Yreba teach us to grow." Crystals eyes were glazed and her naked body shown in Yreba's light. All her past works were floating across her mind like a collage. Lost in ecstasy she responded to his aggression like a wanton beast, screaming and writhing in the flow of his energy.

    She woke to find her cabin in shambles and she was lying in the center of the living room on the floor, she panicked and ran to her car, slammed it into gear, and sped off down the road.

    Ray was sitting in his office at the University that morning when Crystal burst into the room. "Ray, Ray, I've had a dream, a horrible dream, it was, I was!" "Slow down Crystal! You've had a what?" said Ray. Crystal sat down in a ball of frenzy and continued.

    About an hour later Crystal had finished her story. Ray spoke, "So you say this is only the second time you've had this dream. Tell me more about Yreba. Does he resemble any of your art works?" "No", she said, "He seemed a lot more like that creature you told me about that day we were discussing witchcraft. The one who was supposed to be the personification of sexual desire evoked for the sex orgies of the ancient Persians."

    Ray walked to his bookshelves (he was a professor of ancient mythology and religions) and pulled out a book called Necromancer by Abdule Azerod. "As I recall" he said "that creature was also a god of fertility." He thumbed slowly through the book, "yes, here it is. What did you say this creatures name was? Yreba? Very strange that's almost exactly this Persian deities name, Youruba. It seems he was evoked every year on the vernal equinox to assure sexual reproductiveness, and if you think thats frightening, feature this, last night was the vernal equinox." Crystal was stunned. "Do you think there's a connection" she stammered? "Don't be silly girl, this was seven thousand years ago. Why don't we drive out to your cabin and see if we can find some clues."

    Twenty minutes later they were standing in Crystal's cabin. What had seemed so disorderly to Crystal in the morning was now clearly a purposeful state of order. All of her sculptures were arranged neatly on the stairs to the loft, and her pictures were arranged so as to face the spot on the floor where she had awakened. On the floor where she had lain was a large five pointed star. "What does it mean Ray?" "I think it's a pentagram" he stated. "Is anything missing?" "Not that I can see" she said. "I don't think we had better stay" he said, "Find what you need and we'll go back to my house. You can stay there until we figure it out."

    Crystal never returned to the cabin. Ray sold it for her and bought her a new house in the city.

    Crystal got sick a few weeks later. She was sitting in the doctors office now awaiting his return. "I have good news" he said. "Good news" Crystal groaned. "Yes" he said, "You're pregnant."







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      I really enjoyed this, good writing.

    P.S. not to be a nitpicker but it should be
    "you're pregnant" not your.

    cheers.
    | Posted on 2013-01-13 00:00:00 | by timepet | [ Reply to This ]
      This is pretty cool, I know this is a story but still it reminded me of a poem I wrote a a while back called "Catalystic Cinderella" yeah catalystic is not a real word but I like the way it sounds and it still means catalyst. please correct me if I'm wrong I think strange at times.

    The ending of this was a "Wow" moment nice :)

    ~T.I.D
    | Posted on 2012-11-20 00:00:00 | by TangledInDreams | [ Reply to This ]
      Your previous commentators hit some good observations about this dark little ditty. Nice, smooth story here. "What are we going to name the baby?", she asks. I don't think Ray (another name bearing its own symbolism) is quite as innocent in this as he plays it. I wonder what he shapes up like in costume?

    Lloyd
    | Posted on 2012-09-25 00:00:00 | by Blue Monk | [ Reply to This ]
      I think Lovecraft no matter in what dimension he currently screams is honored you are helping to keep
    the Mythos alive.
    | Posted on 2012-09-24 00:00:00 | by DaleP | [ Reply to This ]
      An immaculate conception...through creative energy paired with celestial alignment,
    or demon spawn...evil from the get go?
    Hard to say either way.
    But, this is an interesting read.

    Isnt Yreba the name of a dog you once had? and I love the fact that Crystal became a vessel of sorts...the name is perfect.

    You seem to have a knack for this form of writing...surely this isnt your first effort at a story is it?
    I hope to read more from you.



    | Posted on 2012-09-24 00:00:00 | by latentlylyrical | [ Reply to This ]
      i really liked this...it is good horror...and i had a "Rosemary's Baby" kind of feeling from reading it...

    i felt there.

    thanks for a nice diversion to the day.

    jacob
    | Posted on 2012-09-24 00:00:00 | by jacoberin | [ Reply to This ]


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