Crown’s Plank (four) Luminous Cries
Typically, these groups were held indoors. Unless… a penance was necessary.
Breach of the rules at Crown’s Plank had many consequences, each
It was the fact that their open-mouth cries were used to light the darkness that most horrified the children of Crown’s Plank. For some reason… it was the suffering that the children understood most.
Tobi had yet to be the cause of one of these penances. Although, she had been on the property long enough to be present at one.
During her solitary confinement, she had often thought of the
Before his death, her father had told her of how it had been decided that these deformed, genetically altered creatures would be kept in bondage and used for what had been described as the greater good of all. He had said that the first of them born had been horrific genetic mutations, the accidental results of the common practice of corporations to intermingle humans, plants, and animals at a cellular level.
He had wept as he explained that it was only after the Giving Over that they were bred specifically for their luminous mouths and nearly inexhaustible strength and stamina.
To be continued…