Mariposa Noir

May 25, 2022 at 8:43 pm (Gothic, Horror, Short Story, Sorcery, The Occult, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, )

The witch Mariposa Noir with her imp Iago in the background

Mariposa Noir had decided that she was going to behead her arch enemy the Sherrif of Tottingham with an axe.

Lord Malcolm Bellamy the Sherrif of Tottingham had burnt too many of her coven sisters at the stake.

She was always having to recruit new women to make the coven number stand at 13.

But Lord Bellamy always managed to subtract the number by raiding their midnight ceremonies and capturing her sisters and then burning them at the stake.

Most of her coven sisters weren’t as advanced in witchcraft as she was.

So they weren’t able to quickly turn themselves into ravens like she was and fly away.

Instead they were captured by Lord Bellamy’s men.

Then tried, found guilty and burnt at the stake.

“This Lord Bellamy shall pay,” Mariposa Noir stated as she picked up the axe, “he shall pay with his head.”

Her imp Iago found this statement so utterly funny for some reason that he started laughing his head off (quite literally).

“Oh, Iago,” Mariposa kicked the head out the door of the inn where they were staying and put his body in the garbage can.

Mariposa went upstairs to her room to work out the final details of her plan to ensnare and behead Lord Malcolm Bellamy the Sheriff of Tottingham.

In the meantime Iago’s head outside the inn was eaten by a brown bear who came out of the woods and his body in the garbage can was taken out and burnt along with the rest of the garbage.

So that was the end of Iago.

Mariposa Noir had one advantage when it came to ensnaring the Sheriff of Tottingham.

The Sheriff did not know what she looked like for she was able to turn herself into a raven quite quickly when Tottingham’s men arrived on the scene of her coven’s midnight ritual.

And Mariposa Noir was a beautiful woman.

. . .

Lord Malcolm Bellamy was enjoying his glass of ale when he arrived at the inn.

He instructed the innkeeper to carve himself a large piece of roast wild boar off the spit in the fireplace.

Food and drink, the Sheriff of Tottingham smiled, all that was needed to complete his evening was a beautiful woman…

The cup Bellamy had in his hands about to touch his lips froze when he saw the vision of Mariposa Noir descending the stairs.

“Oh, my God,” the Sheriff exclaimed.

“Good evening, your Lordship,” Mariposa approached.

“You’ve heard of me?” Tottingham was pleased.

“You’ve rid the county of so many witches,” Mariposa answered, “Who hasn’t heard of you?”.

The Sheriff had to agree.

“I’m afraid not much can be done with your axe whose head broke earlier this evening,” the innkeeper said as he walked through the door, “The blacksmith says you’ll probably need a new axe.”

“Very well,” Mariposa shrugged.

“What did you need an axe for?” Tottingham asked.

“To cut off the heads of some chickens,” Mariposa replied.

“That is a useful purpose for an axe,” Tottingham crowed as he nodded his head.

“Perhaps you’d care to lay your head against my bosom,” Mariposa suggested.

“An excellent idea,” Lord Malcolm Bellamy did just that, “My, what long red painted fingernails you have.”

“The better to rip your head off, my dear,” Mariposa smiled as she did just that.

-A short story written by Christopher
Wednesday May 25th 2022.

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20 Comments

  1. Hyperion said,

    A truly grand Noir story. I’d certainly like to read more from her diary.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      It would be a most enjoyable read. 📖 😀

      • Hyperion said,

        I am certain of that. 😜

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Considering what Mariposa Noir did to the Sheriff of Tottinghan, if she’s immortal and still alive, she should be put in charge of the investigation investigating why Uvalde Texas police waited an hour before entering the school to confront the gunman.

      • Hyperion said,

        This is the second school shooting where police showed an inordinate amount of cowardice and inability to organize a rescue while children pleaded with the 911 operator for rescue before being cut down one by one.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, it’s incredibly unbelievable and so, so sad.

        I understand an off-duty border patrol officer entered the school and unilaterally rescued a whole bunch of kids himself.

      • Hyperion said,

        Yes, he ignored all the huddling cops, went in and got the job done. Now there is a real man.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        So he’s unlikely to be appointed to Joe Biden’s cabinet.

      • Hyperion said,

        I think his political aspirations are on hold now.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I think so.

        As opposed to Beto O’ Rourke who stepped on a bunch of flowers at the makeshift memorial to those slain because he couldn’t help grandstanding on behalf of his own political career.

        His political aspirations are probably finshed as well although he’d be too blind to notice it.

      • Hyperion said,

        Let’s hope there is a bus out there with Beto’s name on it.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Indeed.

        And AOC will be calling for bus control after that incident happens.

      • Hyperion said,

        And if the poor bus driver was a Republican, we’ll enjoy 8 months of 24/7 coverage of the event digging up the man’s ancestry, and blaring reports of goldfish swallowing in college. His great aunt Petunia, an Imperialist from St Petersburg Florida, will be tricked into commenting on how he always crashed his toy bus into his plastic farm animal collection when he was two years old, just to see them scatter. 🙄

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        That about sums up the state of mainstream media coverage all right.

      • Hyperion said,

        Indeed it does. That’s why I only watch the science channel. They are just as likely to be lying to me, but it’s a lot more interesting lies.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        No doubt it’s the science of lies that Al Gore and Justin Trudeau are constantly following.

      • Hyperion said,

        Yes, and it’s no wonder science is not popular anymore. Oh well, Einstein gave it his best shot.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        He did.

        Trying to make science popular is enough to make one’s hair stand on end.

        And that was certainly true in Einstein’s case. 😜

      • Hyperion said,

        LMFAO 🤣. Sailing the cosmos on solar winds can certainly be a hair raising adventure.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        It can. 😂

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