by mice r.r
friend told me that there have been several reports of gangs in
the Florida area participating in blood initiations and other related
activities; in other words vampirism. i find this really interesting.
here we are living in the nineties and were not even sure if the
planet earth is going to be around for another 25 years and teenagers
are engaging in a fiction that is connected with immortality. i
don't want to be the one to tell them but sharing blood isn't going
to get them to live forever. it more probably will bring them into
contact with the HIV virus. i'm sure that they realize this. and
i don't really think that they believe that this will make them
immortal. more to the point it is a violent and severe act, and
a lust for violence unfortunately is something that seems will last
forever, or the end of life on earth. in about 25 years from now.
if these kids don't contract acquired immune deficiency syndrome
the should be around forty years old.
are witches vampires? well i can bet that some are.
the witch can mean almost anything. its a word akin to love. what
a pimp fells for his whore he probably calls love. most people would
say that they love their children. in the same way that it is difficult
to say "you don't feel love for me," it is difficult to say "you
are not a witch." everyone has to decide what being a witch is for
them and then they may be able to decide whether or not that description
applies to them. these kids if you asked them would probably say
that they're witches. and in a way i would have to agree. they are
playing with death, and using death in order to activate their own
power. seeing death is a sure fire method to change your life. once
you see your own death you won't be able to go back, you won't be
able to rest easily in your mother's arms like you once did. almost
getting run over by a train when the signal didn't go down on the
morning after my senior prom seemed to be a little taste of that.
in these kids eyes i'm a late bloomer. nowadays it happens when
you're twelve or ten. i'm not complaining. i think that most adolescents
and younger have correctly assessed that no one is going to take
care of them or give them anything for the rest of their lives.
these ten-year-olds have decided that they need to provide for their
own needs or perish. and so they are interested in any form of power
that they can possibly amass onto themselves. if that means breaking
the rede, the law, or their word what do they care? what has the
law ever done for them? not much other than hassle them.
well Jocelyn Elders was fired for suggesting that
it might be a good idea to discuss masturbation in sexual education
classes. just great! its not that her idea was dismissed or not
recognized, she was punished for an idea. can you believe that that
is how our government works? i mean how can they claim that they
are interested in finding solutions to the aids crisis when they
fire people for proposing possible solutions? i'm not even saying
that this would be what we should do. i'm just asking if masturbation
is an idea punishable by termination of employment. is this the
sort of future that i have to look forward to? christ! who is masturbation
hurting? i'll admit that i might be a little nerved if my health
teacher started talking about it. it worked out for me and i basically
taught myself. even though i was taught that it was a sin. i realize
now that it is not a sin and people shouldn't be silenced for proposing
it. if you think its a good idea tell it to your own kids, if you
have any. if you don't have any kids then congratulations! chances
are, masturbation has worked fairly well for you as a method of
birth control. i would like to suggest it as a substitute for any
of you interested in vampirism. its really a lot healthier, a excellent
source of inner power -- no power over situations necessary -- ,
and it greatly reduces the chance of you contracting HIV, over vampirism
This story originally appeared in SINS of COFFEE, Issue #13, 1996.
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