Starless Imperium

Morgan Argor Strange, Science Fiction Horror Author

“The Cook”

[last lines] 

[telling a story to Ross, whose asleep in the passenger seat]  

“I remember the time, I tell ya, I was about . . . I was little. I don’t know, four, five years old, something like that.

We had this old dog, and it had a litter of puppies . . . And I walked in the bathroom one day and my mother was standing there, kneeling down. Dog had a litter of about eight and my mother was bending over, and she was killing each one of these little puppies in the bathtub . . .

And I remember I said, “Why?”

She said, “I’m just killing what I can’t take care of.”

Then my momma said to me . . . She looked at me, and she said:

“I wish I could do that to you.”

Maybe she . . . Maybe she shoulda.”

I did not write this. This is the end scene of the movie Spun. Credit goes to the awesome director Jonas Akerlund of Bathory, and all the screenwriters and other people who made it real.

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