478. Ziggy’s Diary: 6

Kali’s Revenge got Jenn today. Maybe she was already feeling ill which was why she didn’t like the food. She won’t be eating anything for a few days anyway, other than rice gruel and tea. The important thing about the tea is they boil the water so you know it’s clean.

The only bad part about not getting sick myself is it’s taken away my invisibility. I’m pretty much the only one who hasn’t had it now and they’re all looking at me with baleful eyes, like, why are you special? Why aren’t you miserable with us? They are all in lots of tummy distress. That’s putting it mildly.

I spent the afternoon meditation session writing a song entirely in my head and memorizing the words.

Here they are. Let’s see if I actually wrote a song in my head or if I only hallucinated that I did:

She puts me in a cage
Says I’ll show my stripes
Right now it’s all the rage
Don’t worry I won’t bite

She makes me show my face
Tells me to be nice
But nice isn’t what they pay
for, another show tonight

They wanna see teeth
They wanna see gore
Heart of a lion
hear me roar

She puts her top hat on
and then cracks her whip
I’m helpless to say no
As in the cage I go

And then we’re moving on
A new town every night
Come see me in my cage
I promise I won’t bite

You wanna see teeth
You wanna see gore
My claws are unsheathed
Hear me roar

I guess I did.



  • rabbit says:

    Wow, sounds like Ziggy might be getting himself in a better, less self-destructive place and becoming less needy and manipulative. At least, as long as he’s in a highly controlled environment where true needs (food, shelter) are taken care of by others. There’s hope for him yet!

  • Connie says:

    Great song lyrics, ctan.
    I started over reading the first posts, seeing where this story started. I’m astonished and amazed at how true your vision for Daron’s journey has always been. Awesome!

    • ctan says:

      Daron’s been with me for a long time. 🙂

      Isn’t it funny how tentative he is in the beginning to tell the story? It takes like 50 chapters before he starts to trust himself a little, and a hundred before he starts to trust the reader.

  • Joe says:

    This is awesome stuff. I can’t wait until something happens to break Zig’s calm; then we can see what he’s really learned (or not).

  • cayra says:

    Looks like the most healing thing for Ziggy is actually not being a circus animal for a while? Hmm…the attention he craved so much before, that reveled in, is what he is relieved to be without now. Seems like a few things have turned around in his head.

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