A delightfully skewed series of disasters as an Ear Demon hops from head to head, leaving chaos and twisted lives in its wake. Two happy-go-lucky friends and a young woman with a cat will encounter their worst nightmare when one of the buddies brings an evil Jinn back from the jungle. As the demon hops ear to ear, bizarre behavior and insane events follow. A short story from the collection OUT-OF-MIND EXPERIENCES, part of the Horror Sampler CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES by Lori R. Lopez, "Bedeviled" is an edgy and horrific walk on the funny side of the street. Cover your ears or you might be next!
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About the Author
Lori R. Lopez came up with this story one day while talking about utter nonsense and reading a Mushroom Guide. It occurred to her at the moment that having a monster in her ear might cause her to behave less rationally than her ordinary level of peculiar conduct. The notion took off like a rumpus of wild cats. Lori was raised in the era before kids were advised not to put anything smaller than their elbow inside their ears. Not that she was prone to placing objects in her ears, whether large or small. She was far too busy wiggling her eyeballs and pondering which color they were (the part that wasn’t black or white), since they are more than one color. Most eyes are easy to identify. Some are green, some are blue, some are chocolate. Hers had to be different, like the rest of her. Not that she’s abnormal. She is merely unique, otherwise known as One Of A Kind. Which is the kind you are when you’re not anything else. Lori is definitely not anything other than odd. And by the way, she does not write about commonplace things except when she cannot find something suitably strange to put into words. But that almost never occurs. Now and then she makes things up when she runs out of uncommon subjects. Should you happen to interrupt Lori as she peers at the universe wearing a perplexed expression, be assured that she is fine. There is no need to summon the Men In White Coats to pull up in their White Truck with their Butterfly Nets. There is really never a right time to call them. You should get rid of their phone number and stop keeping it on Speed-Dial. We are all a little crazy. Remember that the next time you roll your single-colored orbs at those of us who cannot make up their minds about the color of their eyes and take forever to answer forms that request such information as if it were as simple as picking the back of your hand from a Police Line-Up. Of course, Lori could not make up her mind in either case. Whatever the question. It’s better not to ask. And you should not call her number instead of the White Coats, for she does not even have a Dumb Phone let alone a Smart Device. She is quite content to be out of the loop. It’s peaceful there. And quiet. She can practically hear herself think, and blink, over the ringing of her ears. Which is a little like having a Telephone Booth in her head. The kind that rings and rings but nobody answers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bedeviled based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MUCH better the 2nd time, which seems to be how to read Lori's work... you get sooooo much more the next time, you wonder how you missed it! (I did find the constant descriptions of characters instead of their names a bit confusing!) Not your usual horror stuff but I dare you not to sleep with ear plugs in after this little tale! you do feel a little icky after this tale! (extended review for Lori's collection Chocolate Covered Eyes)
Two ne'er do well buddies set off on the ultimate trip of exploration little realizing the adventure what awaits them on their return home. Ear demons indeed! You'll cringe when you realize what has happened to one of them and laugh til tears roll down your cheeks as you follow these bumbling buddies to the calamatous conclusion of their story.