On a warm, sunny, August day, a late teen girl was reclining on a
park bench, licking an ice cream cone with repeated, long, smooth
strokes. This young woman was wearing a yellow tank-top, short hot
pants, and tightly-wound shoes, and she was in utter bliss. Her
reddish hair hung in curly bunches around her head, the product of
many hours at the salon recently. Her name was Johanna, and she
looked like she was having the utter time of her life.
Her arm was sprawled around another woman who was noticeably older,
though no less attractive. This woman was Johanna’s mother. It was
clear her daughter received her auburn hair from her, though no the
older woman’s striking amber eyes. Perhaps unexpectedly, this
mature lady was the more flippantly-garbed of the two; the woman
was wearing merely a bra, a skirt, and high heels. And she was
visibly, extremely uncomfortable. She too held an ice cream cone, but
she did not feel the urge to eat any of it. Or eat anything at all.
Her name was Susan.
Passers by glared at the pair strangely. It was no strange sight to
see a mother and daughter enjoying a day out in the city sharing some
ice cream together, but the image did raise a few eyebrows. Chief
amongst them was the presumed mother’s risqué choice of outerwear.
The second oddity was Susan’s jumpiness.
As a joke, Johanna decided to lightly, ever so lightly, drag her
fingertips across the nape of her mother’s neck.
“Gasp!” The woman
twitched, a dollop of ice cream falling on her bare belly as she
realized her daughter had simply scratched the back of her neck.
Johanna snickered, side-eyeing her mother who chagrined, taking a bit
of time to lean tentatively back into the bench and her daughter’s
The heat was bearing down like a red-hot hammer, and sweat sheened
off both women’s backs. The mother curled up, hoisting her feet to
the edge of the bench, wrapping her arms around her knees. It was a
hot pose to be in, but Susan’s discomfort at this exposure was
almost palpable. This pose was familiar to her, and most importantly,
it felt safe. There were few pedestrians to take notice, but those
who did eyes Johanna with such a detached strangeness, bordering on
“Hm? What is it?”
Her daughter spoke. Susan jumped again, feeling the warm, gentle
touch of her daughter drag along the back of her neck, petting her
like a stray cat. Susan shook her head, refusing to say anything that
was more than a muttered mumble.
“I’m sorry, can you repeat that?” Another light pet from
Johanna. It gave Susan chills, goosebumps that were exacerbated as
Johanna nuzzled closer, her ear practically planted against Susan’s
mouth, cheek inches away from her collarbone.
“N… nothing…” Susan relented.
“That’s right…” Johanna continued to pet her mother’s neck,
grabbing a sprig of hair and twisting it between her fingers. She
planted a kiss on her mother’s nose, playfully biting the tip.
“You’re mine, aren’t you? You don’t have anything to complain
Johanna’s fingers traveled down her mother’s back, finding
themselves beneath the strap holding her mother’s bra together. Her
fingers fiddled with the clasp as Susan’s breath quickened.
“J-Johanna, please…” she whispered through grit teeth,
side-eyeing the family of walkers that was about to pass. “Not now…
“Relax… I’m not going to do anything… yet.”
Susan closed her eyes, tears flooding them as the reminder of her own
powerlessness came through her teenage daughter’s bratty lips.
Then, the bra came off. Johanna’s fiddling succeeded.
“Oops…!” Johanna whispered and winked before jumping off her
seat, screeching, “OMG, MOM?! How
Her performance could’ve won a
Golden Globe, her yells caught the attention of those arriving and
those who had already passed by as they all feasted their eyes on
Susan’s mightily developed chest, spilling out as her bra cups fell
into her lap. The woman yelped herself, lunging for the bra before it
was caught by an especially strong and errant breeze. Already, the
pedestrians were gasping, murmuring, gossiping, as Susan was forced
to hold her own breasts by her hands, covering them up in the face of
“No, don’t look at her, Ronald.
Shield your eyes!”
“I fear for this country if this
is the example mothers set for their daughters these days.”
Susan looked around as the strangers sneered, judging her, and she
became almost as red as her own hair. Susan wanted to open her mouth,
say anything, but one glare from her daughter put her in her place,
forcing the adult woman’s mouth shut. Susan’s inner burning and
mortification made her want to run, to hide, to do anything, even as
she waited for Johanna to potentially grab her bra, caught in a
bundle of bushes. But she simply stood back, smiling as several of
these strangers angrily announced they would grab a police officer to
arrest her for public indecency.
Eventually, Susan’s unintentional flaunting had driven off all the
common folk. This left just Johanna, peering from just out of the
public consciousness at her mother, lonely on the bench.
She took a few steps toward the Susan, sitting down next to her and
wrapping her arms around her once again.
“Not so fun, is it?” asked
Then… Susan disappeared.
Johanna glanced furtively, ensuring that no prying eyes were
watching. Out in the public park, the chances nobody saw were nil.
But at the very least, there was nobody within her line of sight, and
anybody paying good enough attention to see the disappearance of the
older woman was far away enough for the visage to have seemed like a
mirage, an addled hallucination.
But it was no hallucination. Johanna uncupped her hands. She took
note of the tiny figure inside, gasping for air, on her knees within
the massive logs that were Johanna’s fingers.
“Awwww… I can never get over get
over how cute you look like this...~”
“J-Johanna!” screamed Susan.
“You, what are you, why are
Johanna heard voices. Law enforcement voices.
“Whoops!” Johanna cheered,
plopping her mother straight down into the divide between her
The trip was quick, her plentiful
boobs slicked by midday sweat. However when Susan reached the
terminal point of her trip into her daughter’s tits, all she could
even think about was trying to get another breath of clean air into
her lungs. But that was impossible. Above her was flesh. Below her
was flesh, tight enough she could not fall deeper, lest she wanted to
truly suffocate between her daughter’s enormous mounds. Johanna’s
deodorized scent had been all but completely counteracted by the
midday heat, and as Susan tried in vain to establish some sense of
stability, some sense of orientation, she was continuously, endlessly
rammed with a steady stream of replenishing and replenishing
sweat, barreling into her mouth
that she was forced to either spit out or swallow.
“Goodness, you’re making quite
the ruckus in there…!” Johanna whispered before suddenly standing
up, turning to face a pair of individuals who had just sauntered up
to the park bench. One was an indignant woman in a pixie cut, and she
had in tow a man in a navy blue police uniform. “Good afternoon,
officer! Anything I can do for you this fine day?”
The woman in front put her hands on
her hips. “You know quite well
what you can do! Tell us where that hag you
were sitting with, flaunting her breasts so belligerently! I cannot
believe what it is some adults feel is right to teach the children!
Why in fact --”
The policeman held up a hand,
silencing the pixie woman. He sighed, bored. “I was informed there
was a public disturbance here? And it seems you may know where to
find the source?”
“Hmm… a disturbance?”
Johanna put one hand to her chest, kneading it, framing it as a
nervous tic, sure she was sending her mother through hell. “I can’t
say I rightly know what it is you could be talking about.”
“Of course you do, she was right
next to you! I don’t know your relationship but I think I know damn
well that you would’ve at least seen where she went!” The woman
“A… a relationship?” Johanna
put her free finger to her mouth, looking whimsically to the sky as
if in thought. “I wonder… could we be in a relationship? Do you
think if I find that woman… we can be in a relationship…
The police officer curled his expression. “So I’m to assume you
don’t know where this woman went?”
Johanna shrugged, letting her breasts flop from their slight
The woman rolled her eyes. The officer shook his head, and he said,
“Well, if either of you see any disturbances, I’m here every day.
No matter how much I don’t want to be.” And he turned around,
returning from whence he came. Both Johanna and the woman watched him
go before the woman turned again to Johanna, giving her a superior,
snide glare, and she departed herself.
Johanna rolled her own eyes, mimicking the woman’s look and
sticking her tongue out. Then she crossed her arms, tensing up her
breasts as she stared down at them. “See? I told you I knew what I
was doing! Now… as for growing you back… that’d be a bit too
Susan could only barely hear the muffled ruminations of her daughter,
masked by her pounding heartbeat, the rushing blood in her veins, the
sweat that was clogging every pore in Susan’s body including her
“Which means it looks like you
won’t have to be doing any walking at all! I can carry you all
the way home! All four miles! No
need to thank me,” said Johanna smugly as she flipped her hair and
began the long trek back to the house.
Each step brought a new cycle of discomfort to Susan, being forced
upward, brought down, bounced, and settling into a stable position
before Johanna took yet another step, and it continued on and on and
on. Between the imposing boob-flesh, the constant trickle of
perspiration, the discomfort and being jostled around like a pill in
a bottle, Susan was forced to do anything, occupy her mind with
anything at all possible to keep herself from losing it. Think of
things. Think of the times before her relationship between her and
her daughter had become this utterly demented, tarnished, occult
facsimile of anything even approaching a healthy relationship. And to
think… it only began scarcely two months ago.
Susan began to whimper, each sob and tear-streaked sniffle
disappearing in the grunting and shrieks and slides and BA-bumps of
this alien environment that had grown to encompass her entire life.
Three Months Earlier...
“Not dressed like that,
Johanna stopped, foot halfway out the door, an annoyed scowl on her
face. She turned to her mother, calling to her over the kitchen
counter. “Dressed like what?”
“Like you’re preparing to spend
the night canvasing for druggies outside of a strip club.”
Johanna looked down at her outfit,
tank top, high-waisted hot pants. She groaned, screeching out, “But
it’s the last day of
school! Can’t I let loose just this once? You never let me, I’m
almost seventeen years
old! And you can’t keep babying me!”
Susan stepped from behind the
counter, flipping her hair as she forced herself to turn on her mom
mode. She seldom liked exercising parental authority against her
daughter, but considering how much she’s started acting out of
late, it tended to be a necessity. She crossed her arms and growled,
“Johanna. Go to your room and change into something more modest.”
She sighed, then squinted. “Is that… is that a hickey?
Have you been spending time with boys,
Johanna?!” Her mother incensed.
Johanna blushed hotly. “No?” she
said truthfully, tugging at the lock of hair on the left side of her
face where the mark her girlfriend gave her was situated beneath her
Susan didn’t want to let it go,
but time was running short. The bus would be here soon. In the
interest of compromise, she said, “You can keep the tank-top, but
if you’re not wearing pants or a skirt that goes below your knees,
you are grounded. Understand?
And when you get home, we’re going to talk about…” Susan
gestured vaguely in her daughter’s face. “Whatever it is you’re
doing. At length.”
“But Mom --”
“Ah-ah! What did we say about back
“I wasn’t --”
“Two weeks! No phone
“Mom, I --”
Susan held out her hand expectantly as her daughter’s eyes teared
up, before she angrily dug into her pocket, muttering something
unladylike and deposited the iPhone into her mother’s palm. She
stomped to her room loudly and passive-aggressively. Susan watched
her go past, shaking her head. She’d been such a good child not so
long ago… what changed? Was it the trials of being a teenager?
Susan resumed her housework, dusting furniture and sweeping floors,
drifting from room to room, when the doorbell chime went off a few
minutes later. Skittering to the window, Susan noticed her daughter
walking up the driveway, just in time for the bus to pass by. She
elected to wear a jacket over her tank-top, and her booty shorts had
in fact transmogrified into jeans.
Susan sighed, upset that her daughter left without even saying
goodbye. But despite everything, she still was obedient enough to at
least change clothes when her mom said to. Susan felt in her pocket
for her daughter’s smartphone, wistful. Perhaps she had been a bit
hard on her…
power-drill at full blast knocked Johanna out of her concentration.
Seething, she stood up from her seat and shouted “Shut
the hell up!”
in its direction.
Across the library, a worker on a stepladder currently putting up a
new bookshelf removed one muff of his ear protection. “What was
Johanna blushed, then called out, “Is there any way you can be… a
The worker chuckled nervously and replied, “No can do. Principal
wants this up ASAP.”
Johanna snuck a glance at the librarian, a petite old woman clearly
just as perturbed by the noise in the library as she was. Sighing,
she looked at Johanna apologetically.
Johanna huffed, then took her seat, returning to her book. This
encyclopedia-length treatise on the history of European art had been
the go-to choice in the absence of a phone to kill time after lunch,
but it turned out to be far more boring than Johanna would’ve
expected. Sighing, she closed it, then looked to the shelf from which
she retrieved it. Directly perpendicular from the wall currently
being worked on. Johanna had tried her best to sit as far away from
the noise as possible, but now she would have no choice but to
venture back into the maelstrom.
Stowing the book beneath the crook of her arm and with her other hand
in her pockets, she trotted to the non-fiction section, coughing as
the miasma of dusty wood shavings invaded her lungs.
The books rumbled on their shelves as the powerful mechanical tool
bored another hole in the wall. Johanna’s teeth chattered as she
waited for the noise to recede before sighing. Reaching up to the
empty shelf, she placed it in before yet another:
This one Johanna felt in her bones. And she wasn’t the only one;
the books themselves all jittered and jumbled, so much so that as
Johanna successfully pushed one such tome inside, another from high
above managed to dance its way out of its crevice, falling down and
knocking Johanna on the head.
to the ground by the blow, the construction stopped as the adults in
the room noticed what had just happened. The workers stared down with
concern both for the student and themselves as the librarian pranced
into the midst of the action, screeching, “Now, what is
all this, now? Okay, that’s it, library’s closed! No students
allowed until this renovation is over! Are you okay dear?”
The librarian took Johanna’s hand as she rubbed her head, still
seeing stars from the impact. It throbbed. “Y-yeah… I think so…?”
you worry, dear, I’ll take you to the nurse’s office,” the
librarian cooed, trying her best to ease a very confused Johanna as
she dumped the book that had fallen into her hands, mistakenly
believing this was the one she sought to get. “Come with me, it
won’t be long…”
followed dumbly behind, caressing the book for reasons she didn’t
understand, keeping it for no real
like a minor contusion,” the nurse, a young, stunningly attractive,
incredibly affable woman barely out of her twenties, finished
examining Johanna as she lay in the cot. In Johanna’s addled state,
her only recurring thoughts were that the nurse very well could’ve
been a model or an actress in another life. The nurse pulled off her
plastic gloves, chuckling. “And the last day of school too. That’s
gotta be a record, right? Just avoid any more head injuries for now.
Maybe put some ice on it if you get any aches. If it gets worse,
then call your physician.”
you…” Johanna mused.
can stay here for the rest of the day if you like. Though I know that
you students always have those big end of year parties on days like
oh no… not really.” None of the students in Johanna’s class
were people she really cared for. And those she did care for, she was
forced to meet with outside school.
looks like you just won a free pass for a breezy last day of school!
I’ll pull out the TV, I think we have a few movies in here
somewhere…” The nurse walked into the closet, door swinging
closed behind her, leaving Johanna alone with the scent of latex
gloves and cough medicine.
groaned, exasperated as her senses were coming back to her. She
wouldn’t have even been in the library looking for something,
entertain her if she just had her phone. But her dumb mom took it
away. What kind of parent does that? What teenager is able to survive
without a phone?!
And she was still bored.
“I could’ve sworn we had a
copy of that new Avengers in here somewhere!”
sighed, realizing that her boredom might not be alleviated anytime
soon. Perhaps she should just go back to class. After all, her head
better than before…
Slowly, Johanna rested her cheek on the worn sheet of the cot. And
like a magnet, her eyes gravitated to the book on the end table.
It was big and dusty. She couldn’t see the spine from this view,
though she could see the pages, which were a deep, desaturated papery
yellow, with black bits at irregular intervals between the edges.
Johanna wasn’t exactly someone who liked gross stuff for the sake
of gross stuff, but her curiosity would not let her open go a moment
before seeing just what exactly this book is.
Johanna sat up, leaning against her pillow, and grabbed it.
Immediately, she struggled, needing to use her second hand to pick it
The cover was blank. It was a dark, chocolate brown, and the binding
was made of leather. Despite the book’s apparent age, the leather
felt good as new. A little warm, in fact, as Johanna dragged her
fingers across the bumps. Weirdly, the warmth seemed to come in waves
or pulses. Warm, cool, warm, cool, every four or so seconds, ad
Johanna opened the front, looking for the library registry. There was
a registry indeed. An old one, decaying, in fact. But not a single
person in the thirty years the school had been erected had ever
checked this book out.
Johanna shrugged. Not too much out of the ordinary. There were plenty
of books in that library that had been untouched for decades. She
turned the page, looking for a title, but finding none. Instead, she
was instantly transported to what appeared to be the main body of the
text. More surprisingly, it seemed to be entirely handwritten. In
ink. At first Johanna didn’t want to believe it, but the more she
inspected each repeated letter, the more she realized they all had
tiny imperfections that could only be the result of handwriting.
Intrigued, she began at the beginning. The front page also included a
math-looking diagram that Johanna didn’t know the meaning of. The
text was a bit archaic, but with a bit of work Johanna was able to
I am recording the results of my Crop in the event I am unable to
Complete the work upon which I have been seeded to this Earth. Even
now my soul demands egress from this plane. But I have discovered
this world is built upon laws. And all laws, through the right
Channels, may be bent, or rewritten Entirely.
Johanna was bored already. She flipped through the book, candidly
waiting for something interesting to pop up when she stopped at a
drawing of a frog. It was… not a very good drawing. It looked more
like an artist tried to generally get the body of a frog right, but
gave it a human-ish face and features. And that made Johanna laugh.
that’s cute.” She read beneath.
WARNING: No reversal spell found thus far… I’ve discovered
transfiguration to be amongst the easier of spells to commit. Should
one desire to transform something or someone into something or
someone else, they need only hold in their mind an image of their
target and say these words. Once completed, state the name of that
which you desire your target to transform into.
The words beneath were unlike any script Johanna had ever witnessed.
It was like trying to transcribe the exact text one had seen in a
dream. Johanna felt a deep discomfort looking at it, but she was
unable to look away, and her heart began to pound. Her fingers
tightened their grip on the book, and inadvertently her nails began
to scratch at the paper.
Johanna was almost horrified at potentially damaging it. Smoothening
out the slight gashes, she placed her finger at the beginning of the
incantation text, thinking to herself…
kind of book… is this?”
mind raced as dragged her finger across the page, as though doing so
might result in the knowledge of how to say it entering her mind. It
give her a bit more confidence. Upon looking at it again, the letters
didn’t appear to be too
from Latin script. She tried mouthing the text, taking several tries
to get something consistent exiting her lips. As she prepared to
recite the incantation, she thought…
am I really about to try to use a magic spell?” Johanna wasn’t
exactly the most religious, but she was not completely without faith,
mostly a result of her late father’s work. If the tome was real,
she could be encountering some serious trouble in the afterlife. And
if it was fake… well, then she would be a teenager, effortlessly
tricked into taking a toy or role playing game manual seriously. So
she figured, if she was
to use the spell, she’d want to test it on something small first.
Johanna looked around the room. She looked at the cot upon which she
rested, its blankets. She looked at the end table. An IV drip,
unconnected to anything, was in the corner. The bag looked murky, in
need of a replacement. There was a desk at the head of the room,
populated by a phone and a computer, and there was a whiteboard
perpendicular to it too. Nothing of note though, nothing specific.
Nothing that jumped out at her.
“Okay, Johanna, what do you
think about The Dark Knight?”
Johanna almost jumped. She was so lost in her musings, she forgot she
technically wasn’t alone. The nurse was still in the closet.
Suddenly… a devilish idea came to mind.
She glanced at the frog once again.
nurse was real pretty. Maybe even… too
from beneath the sheets, Johanna walked silently to the door before
yelling out, “Hey, do you have any Star
“New or classic?”
matter!” said Johanna as she quietly turned the lock, tiptoeing
back to her bed for the book.
She got comfortable in her blankets, the page in the book saved.
Then, she implanted an iron-enforced image of her nurse in her mind,
reciting to herself slowly, patiently, the words in the book. She
almost stumbled, catching herself on the edge of the syllables before
finally finishing the short incantation, capping it off with the
final piece: “A frog.”
Johanna felt a chill cycle through her, and immediately her fatigue
returned, and she was forced to fall back on the bed, half-asleep,
only barely able to comprehend as the minutes began to pass, the
nurse nudging the doorknob, slowly realizing she was locked in,
banging, loudly, incessantly, shouting, until…
“Schools out! Have a great
Even Johanna couldn’t sleep through the sound of the school bell.
Her eyes fluttered open, and she comprehended the thunderous
footsteps of students rampaging through the halls, ready to have
their go at the freedom the newly-wrought summer would bring them.
All except Johanna.
Johanna slowly got her bearings, pushing the blankets and sheets off
her pant-clad legs, trying to remember what had happened. She rested
her chin on her palm, and she tried to move over to the side of the
cot, swinging her legs over the edge as the thunderous din slowly
began to trickle out, away, leaving only meager footsteps traipsing
the halls, until… only a few strides at a time. Always decreasing
in frequency, never quite disappearing.
The sound of the croak of a frog was like a shot to the heart.
Johanna’s eyes widened, became bloodshot. She whipped her head to
the book, unable to find it. She clawed through the blankets,
uncovering the leatherbound tome. Thankful, she clutched it, not
wanting to let go, and turned to the locked door.
Johanna distinctly remembered an increasingly panicked banging and
screaming coming from behind it. She had no idea how long it went…
but the door was silent. Except for the faint, occasional sound of a
Johanna,” she tried to convince herself. “There’s… no reason
to believe this book was actually able to… do that.” She took a
few tentative steps toward the door, holding the tip of the handle
the same way one might hold a piece of moldy food, unwilling to
position her body near it.
She opened the door. It creaked. Afternoon sunlight mingled with
yellowing LEDs that streamed out, and a blurry fast green blob rushed
past Johanna’s feet.
no you don’t!” Johanna dove for the creature, sliding on her
knees. She thanked taking her mother’s advice to wear pants, then
sat back up, cupping the somewhat moist organism that she now had
buried in her grasp.
The frog was fat, easily fat enough to take up the surface area of
Johanna’s palm. And it was still on the move, hopping out of
Johanna’s grasp before she was able to scoop it up once more, this
time holding it in a grip with both hands.
no goddamn way…”
The frog’s struggles were emphatic. Johanna stared into its eyes,
and her heart pounded as the frog stared back, shaking its head,
unable to verbally express the fear present in them. Whatever it was,
she knew the nurse was still in there somewhere.
Maybe she just left.
Maybe she just picked the lock, silently, without waking Johanna, and
then left without notifying the principal that their student just
locked a staff member in a closet.
Johanna stuffed the frog into the side-pocket of her backpack, and
she sidled outward, closing the door gently behind her.
you, and I hope you enjoy your meal!” Nikki offered a short bow as
the customer accepted his bag of chicken teriyaki and fried rice,
heading to his table.
Nikki sighed graciously before the door to the eatery jingled once
again. Nikki cursed as she straightened her back, preparing to meet
the next customer when her eyes landed upon…
She yelled something to the back before taking off her dopey looking
hat and sidling out from behind the counter, ready to meet Johanna’s
embrace and subsequent smooch on the cheek before the two left to
take a seat at one of the open booths. “Haven’t seen you in a
bit! You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”
Johanna said nothing, simply nodding as the two settled into their
seats. Johanna waited a moment, slightly jittering as she tapped her
fingers on the table.
Well, I called you a few times, but you didn’t pick up. Texted too.
no phone,” Johanna admitted, hoarsely. “N-Nikki… if I were to
tell you anything, would you believe me?”
mean… it depends,” Nikki said ponderously. “What sort of… Why
are you putting a frog on the table?”
Johanna had already unzipped the backpack compartment, grabbing the
frog with her other hand and placing it down when the amphibian
suddenly squirmed its slimy body from underneath Johanna’s palm.
Johanna shrieked before Nikki slammed
palm upon the creature.
It was stunned, but overall it was fine. Johanna watched in slight
shock as Nikki put her own hands over the creature, looking furtively
over her shoulder as she whispered, “Johanna! Are you trying to get
Johanna said nothing. Instead, she reached into her backpack,
removing the book and setting it on the table. She opened it,
flipping through the pages gingerly before reaching the one that she
had seen before casting the spell. The words still had their odd
demarcations, as though every time one read the page, the precise
lines transcribed on the incantation changed.
Then, Johanna pointed at the frog. She whispered to Nikki, covering
her mouth, “What if I told you… that was my high school nurse?”
Nikki stared at Johanna for a moment, then she chuckled. “Heh…
Johanna waited for a second. “Well? What do you think?”
you going to finish?”
That thing is
my high school nurse!”
Now Nikki’s eyes narrowed. “Not sure I follow.”
Taking a deep breath, Johanna explained everything from the
beginning, from the construction workers in the library, to the book
falling on her head, to the recitation, to passing out before waking
up. All through, Nikki’s face remained stalwart and resolute,
though over time it slackened to a more neutral face as she simply
waited for the story to end.
that pretty much brings us up to now. So? What do you think? Do you
Johanna sighed. “C’mon!”
Nikki shrugged. “I’m sorry. But magic spells and incantations? I
never knew you wanted to be a writer, Jo!”
Johanna huffed. “Definitely not.”
Nikki pondered with her finger to her chin. “If you were to prove
it to me, use the spell on something… maybe it’d be different.”
hardened. That was
she could do… and yet, when she performed the spell the first time,
it almost felt as though she did something wrong. It had been a huge
drain on her the first time, sending her to sleep. And besides, it
was already going on 5 o’clock. Her mom expected her home by 4
shit,” Johanna sighed as she recalled. “My mom.”
been getting on my case lately. Dressing all ‘slutty’ and all,”
Johanna emphasized her point with air quotes. “She’ll freak if
I’m late home. We can talk more about this later.” Johanna slid
out from the booth, thinking she may have forgotten something. Until,
Nikki awkwardly uncupped her hands from above the stunned frog,
allowing Johanna to once again place it in her pack. As Johanna
gathered her affects, Nikki decided to verbalize her thoughts, and
said, “Well… have you tried using the book?”
to get home?”
bitch. To get your mom off your case.”
mom?” The very idea of associating her mom with whatever powers
this book possessed had never even broached her mind. It was… nigh
a big-ass book! I bet there’s a spell to get her off your case.
Maybe even one to make her into your slave. Can you imagine that?
Johanna didn’t laugh.
sighed, reaching out to rub her girlfriend’s arm. “Not that I
believe in this occult mumbo jumbo but I mean c’mon, the way you
talk about her all
time… I dunno… almost sounds like she’s a pretty skank bitch.”
really…” Johanna and her mom did clash from time to time, but
it’s not like she hated
And besides, they used to be really close, at least before Dad died.
That’s when she turned into a hardass all of a sudden.
if you do use the book… let me know. Because I wanna see.” Nikki
leaned forward, planting a soothing kiss on Johanna’s collarbone
that made her feel better. “So what’re you gonna do with the
glanced to her backpack pocket and smiled, watching as it puffed in
and out from her repeated struggles. She appeared to have woken up.
“I don’t know. I could
release her into the wild… though I’ve heard frog legs are a
delicacy in certain places...” Johanna licked her lips. Something
about doing such a thing to a creature that had once been a human
just made her heart
Even her Mom...
Nikki rolled her eyes. “Now I’m sure you’re just yanking my
chain. Get out of here.”
for chatting, Nik. I’ll think of something,” Johanna slung her
backpack over her shoulder, pulling Nikki into another embrace.
sure you will. Love you,” Nikki smiled, letting go and watching as
Johanna left the restaurant.
love you too,” Johanna said over her shoulder. She hadn’t put her
book inside the bag. She still had it out, glancing down, thumbing
The city buses left early, and when her first Uber arrived, Johanna
was halfway home before candidly mentioning her age, resulting in the
driver turning around, kicking Johanna out of the vehicle, and
leaving her on the side of the dingy road. When Johanna got home,
night had fallen. She pulled her jacket a little tighter against her
body, surveying the house. It appeared dark on the inside. There was
always the chance her mom had gone to sleep early… though it was
doubtful. Johanna rolled her eyes; if she had a phone, she wouldn’t
need to be doing this clandestine spy reconnaissance. Then again, if
she just obeyed her mother…
shook her head. She was sixteen. Practically an adult at this point –
she even had the boobs to show for it! Her Mom can’t micromanage
her every lifestyle choice forever. Still, at least for now… her
mom was the one who held the power… right?
Johanna clutched her book tightly as she waddled down the driveway,
sliding up to the front door, looking for her house key when…
Johanna patted her pockets. She checked her backpack. She took off
her jacket, flipping it upside down, waggling it around, spreading
loose coins and spare change from broken 20 dollar bills at the
Hardee’s all across the front lawn. But no sign of her house key.
Johanna crawled across the ground, feeling the grass between her
fingers, but was unable to find anything, when…
The door opened.
Crouched on the ground, jacket off, digging through the yard for
scraps, she turned with slow, trembling fear to face her mother,
still in her own nightgown. Her breasts were practically overflowing,
requiring an expertly tied belt of cloth to prevent their encumbrance
from bursting through the silk garment as she crossed her arms,
staring very sternly down at her daughter.
you have even the slightest
how late you are?”
Johanna brushed herself off, carrying herself up to height to almost
look her mother in the eye. “N-no?”
I’m sure. Johanna… When we had our agreement this morning, I
thought we’d come to an understanding. I thought you had finally
started to mature. But then you go and do… this… coming home in
the dead of night…”
it’s only 7:30 --”
Her mother screeched, livid, face red. “You cannot continue to
disobey me, in my
coming home this late, when… is that… is that lipstick?!”
mom lunged for Johanna’s collar, easily pulling down her tank top,
exposing her cleavage as well as the smooch mark formed from Nikki’s
earlier affectionate kiss.
Johanna pulled away, but her mom refused to let go, the two tugged
against each other, both screeching obscenities until --
Johanna pulled herself away to the ground, her tank top ripped to
shreds as her Mom held scraps of fabric in her talons, having
inadvertently ripped it apart. Tears flooded Johanna’s eyes as she
tried to block her bare exposed breasts from flopping out past her
crossed arms. She beheld her mother, a woman who even now seemed to
have had no idea this would be the result of her actions.
But Susan gulped, tossing the scraps away, and returned to her
stalwart expression. “Get inside.”
Johanna! Get inside!”
Whimpering, Johanna waddled to collect her discarded backpack,
jacket, coins and the leatherbound book all sprawled across the
I am not going to ask again. If you do not enter this house right
Johanna had just grabbed hold of the book, mumbling, “I-I just need
her mother sighed, grabbing Johanna’s arm and yanking her past the
threshold, even as she screamed in protest.
she yelled, before being thrown into the house, half naked, holding
onto nothing except the book.
when I ask… stand up. NOW,
Johanna watched her mother, and as tears streamed down her face, she
stood to full height. The nightlight was the only thing that
illuminated either of them.
I ask you to do something and you don’t do it… you cannot even
begin to imagine how much that disrespects me. I’ve worked my
to support you. And I never asked for anything in return. And for you
to… completely ignore me like that?”
we’re past that. We’re too late for that. I’ve let you run
around like this wild
long enough. Starting this summer – starting tomorrow,
instituting new rules. Phone, TV, computer, hell, even books!”
she snatched the book out of Johanna’s hands, holding it above her
head as Johanna leapt for the tome, shouting out in fear.
Don’t touch that!!”
this is what was so important that you didn’t feel the need to
listen to your mother immediately?” Susan said, flipping candidly
through the pages. “Some sort of fairy tale shit?” She chuckled
before tossing the book to the ground, where it landed open face-down
with a SMACK!,
the leather bindings struggling against the pressure.
leaving this building tonight. Tomorrow, we’re going to have an
extended talk about the direction of your life.” And as Johanna
quietly wept, Susan walked away, carelessly stepping on the book as
she went, without a word or glance to her daughter.
was on her knees as she watched her go, up to hearing the door slam
with an intense THUMP!
Snot and tears were collecting in a puddle beneath her…
She remained there, for long after her mother left. Allowing the
sadness, misery, grief to siphon out of her.
And in her calcified heart, a seed of contempt grew.
She crawled toward the book, propping her back against a nearby
counter, and turned it over.
The page it had landed on depicted a human figure trapped in a
birdcage while a much larger silhouette looked upon them with a vague
The text read:
If one desires complete control over another individual, they need
only recite the following words while imaging the individual in
question in their mind.
Standing up, Johanna studied the incantation’s vague sequencing as
she retreated to her room.
Susan remained up, even after disrobing, lying in her bed. Her heart
beat wildly. As much as she needed to portray the image of the stern
parent… her head just wasn’t in it.
Susan had always been the fun one. She’d always been the one that
would look the other way while Johanna snuck an extra Oreo from the
pack. The one to take her out to ice cream after the dentist visit.
Susan hated being the bad guy, with a passion. She hated the look in
her daughter’s face when she yelled at her.
Tears began to leak out of her own eyes. The look on her daughter’s
outside. At night. The chances anyone would’ve seen were nil, but…
still. It made Susan feel so dirty. Going from her parental protector
to… whatever it was she’d just become. It made her feel a chill.
A deep chill all the way to the depths of her soul that almost
reduced her into a sniveling wreck as it chattered and chittered from
the tops of her hair to the depths of her bones.
as Susan began to recover from the episode in a cold sweat, drool
leaking from her mouth, eyes finally able to see in color again…
she sat up. She rubbed her head, realizing that perhaps the guilt was
a bit much for her. And after once again putting her bathrobe on, she
stood up to visit her daughter in her room. All she wanted was to
prevent her daughter from growing up too fast, turning into a
thirty-two-year-old mother of a sixteen-year-old. She didn’t know
if she would deliver an apology… but she would deliver an
Johanna laid on her back, utterly, completely still. Her blankets
were atop her, baking her in heat, but she dare not move. Her book
had been safely stowed beneath her pillow. Whatever happened…
whether this worked, or not… she didn’t want to leave anything to
chance. She could only hope that a poor recitation of the spell
didn’t accidentally turn her mother into a werewolf or anything.
Suddenly, the creaky sound of old floorboards began to rattle through
the scaffolding. Her mother had gotten up.
Interesting, Johanna thought, as her heart pounded. She’d been
waiting for around 15 minutes for… something to happen. But she
didn’t really know what. But now it seems her mother was walking
around the house. Closer… closer… closer to her own room, until…
Knock, knock, knock.
Johanna said nothing.
look… can I come in? Would you mind if I come in?”
Johanna did nothing.
I know you’re still awake in there. Please? I’d like to talk.
Just for a minute, I promise.”
Johanna awaited the sound of footsteps foretelling her mother’s
departure, but none came. For a few moments, she could be sure her
mom was standing outside.
she wanted to test that the spell worked, she should try something
that her mother wouldn’t do normally, but was also detectable from
behind the door. Taking a deep breath, Johanna whispered, quietly,
gently, to none but herself… “I
want you to stomp your foot.”
Johanna waited, and waited, and waited… until…
alright. Have a good night. And, just know… I love you. You know
that, right?” And she pivoted, creaking the floorboards even more
as she began to leave.
Johanna’s mouth was agape. Did the spell even work? There was
practically no difference she could discern between her mother’s
normal acting vs her mother under the spell! What was it she needed?
the book out, she shook her phone twice, activating the flashlight
and flipping through to where she found the page. It was easy as the
book now wanted
open here on account of the spine being bent. She squinted as she
read, even as her mother now called out, “Johanna, I can see your
light in there! Can you just let me in, please? I promise, I’m not
mad at you.”
tried to ignore her, reading instead the text and context of the
spell, cursing these 19th
century witchcraft practitioners for being so unscrupulously vague in
their verbiage. Abandoning the textual summary, she turned her gaze
to the illustration.
A figure inside a birdcage…
A figure inside a birdcage…
Control… complete control…
Shrinking someone down was a good way to establish control over them.
Could it be… the purpose of the spell was to shrink someone down?
Susan watched as the light in Johanna’s room shut off, and she
cursed to herself. “Dammit.”
Susan sighed as she turned to leave. If she didn’t want to talk,
she didn’t want to talk. Better to simply wait for tomorrow and
make her case then. If anything it --
Susan hunched over.
For a moment, she felt as though something alive and angry were
trapped inside her skull, and it was trying very very hard to get
began to hyperventilate, wobbling and tripping to and fro, leaning
against the wall as she felt a need to use both hands to scratch at
her cranium, dragging her fingernails across her temples. The
magnitude of this pain was something that could only be approached by
that of the birth of her child. But the specific sensation of this
pain was something wholly new: a fire, burning brightly in her mind,
searing and hot, spreading out to deliver jolts of utter numbness to
the rest of her body. As Susan vocalized unintelligibly, the faint
part of her mind that was still functional briefly wondered whether
she might’ve been suffering a stroke, a heart attack, a brain
aneurysm. As spittle leaked from her mouth however, that functional
last few brain cells began to reel in shock as Susan realized…
The room was getting bigger.
Her head clicked as it barely spun like a rotating fan held in place by a curious child. But the hallway was clearly, clearly
becoming a larger space. She wanted to attribute it to vertigo, or
even the angels of death finally spiriting her away form her body.
But before long the effect became too much, too big to ignore. And it
was only as she was reduced in size to less than that of a doll did
she realize… she was less than the size of a doll.
Susan tried to move her arms. Her legs. She was propped against the
baseboard as though it were the backboard of a bed, and her
daughter’s room door loomed high into the sky before her. And
behind that door… something was coming.
Susan gulped, gasped, as her daughter, now in a nightie that covered
her breasts properly, opened the door, massive feet parking close to
Susan, the teen glancing every which way for something. Seizing the
opportunity for help, Susan tried to vocalize this plea, but was only
able to produce a weak hiccup.
It seemed to do the trick, however, as Johanna’s gaze was pulled
downward, scanning the floor until… the two locked eyes.
thought Susan. Help. Rescue.
Until… her daughter didn’t seem to be in a big hurry. In fact,
past the first locking of eyes and raising of eyebrows… she didn’t
seem to be too concerned at all.
Was that… a smile?
Susan’s heart sank. And fear blossomed.
Just as the feeling began to return to Susan’s catatonic body of
its own accord, Johanna reached down, her own nightgown nearly
bursting against its seams from the stretching maneuver. She
carefully cupped Susan into her hands, grinning all the way, as Susan
could only twitch, trying in vain to move her mouth, say coherent
words as her tiny little heart rushed to deliver live-sustaining
adrenaline to her limbs. From this close, Susan was all too able to
see the ridges carved into her daughter’s cheeks by her tears.
Almost robotically, Johanna closed her hands, completely concealing
her mother from sight, and backstepped into her room. She turned on
the lamp with her elbow, bathing the room in an orange glow. She sat
in her desk, the rotating seat causing her to drift for a bit before
stabilizing herself with her feet on the floor. Using her forearm to
slide the underwear and discarded Takis bags from the table top…
Johanna opened her hands again.
Johanna whispered, careful to caress her mother carefully in her
hands. “It… am I dreaming right now?”
Susan stuttered, shivering as her daughter looked at her, inspected
her, examined her like one might examine a neat bug plucked from the
bottom of a moss-ridden rock. “Ah, ah,
She was unable to contain her screams, barely noticeable to the
Johanna whispered with an ethereal excitement, picking her mother up
by the leg and dangling her above the surface.
AH, STOP, PUT ME DOWN!!!”
Johanna leaned her cheek on her palm, staring down at her mother
smugly, and said to her… “Or what?”
own nightgown fell upside-down, revealing her mother’s bare
I SAID TO PUT ME DOWN
Susan tried her best to inject some form of authority into her voice,
but the blood was already flooding her brain.
I know. I heard.” Johanna checked her nails. “And I said, or
are you going to do, huh? Ground me? Rip up my book? Take away my
phone? Hey, where is that, by the way?”
Johanna smirked as her mother’s pitiful whimpers slowed to a halt,
and she simply stared at her daughter with a terrified, confused
expression. “W-what are… what?!”
you get it now? I’m
control.” And Johanna unclenched her fingers, allowing her mother
to fall to the desk, landing in a crumpled heap.
Susan coughed, sputtering as she crawled away from the direction of
the titan above her. She didn’t know where she was going, or what
she was doing, but all she knew was that she’d need to get away as
quickly as possible.
Johanna said as though she read her mom’s mind, chuckling as she
stood up from her seat, seeking to grab the book and peruse it some
more. “In the meantime…” Johanna thought to what other fun
things she could try with her mom as a shrunken tool in her
possession. So much payback… years’ worth of payback. The only
real problem was that she wished it hadn’t shrunk her mom to barely
two inches tall. Having her a bit bigger would be…
Johanna heard the sound of wood colliding with more wood, and turned
rapidly. Had something gone wrong?
Immediately she saw the problem, and realized in terror: her mother
was growing back! Was the spell wearing off?!
Susan realized it too, though the desk had already been overturned by
her weight by the time she could do anything. Now on the floor, she
slowly hobbled to her feet as Johanna realized with fear that she was
staring at her not like she was a daughter… but like she was a
wasted no time. She’d been blessed with her full height once again,
and she would not let this opportunity go to waste. She lunged
Johanna, claws extended, preparing to claw out her eyes if possible,
restrain her, get the book away, and call the police for whatever it
was her daughter had just done.
Johanna dove out of the way, and her mother crashed into the
bookshelf, depositing numerous hardcover books on her own head. She
rose from the pile, seeing stars, but the visions of tomes floating
around her head made her realize something… the book.
The creepy book she found amidst her daughter’s belongings.
It defied all logic, but logic had long since gone out the window.
The source of this occult tomfoolery must be that book.
Susan wobbled, still unused to gravity at her natural height, as she
turned to the bed, clawing away at the sheets, finding the book. She
grinned maniacally as she then held two halves of it, trying to tear
it apart by the bindings.
had no idea whether the book itself had any power or if the spells
and words themselves were the source of change, but either way she
couldn’t let the repository of knowledge go to waste.
Susan didn’t stop, and in a jolt of panic, Johanna could only think
about stopping her Mom when…
She began to shrink again.
oh my God…” Johanna whispered.
What?!” Susan exclaimed, trying hard to rip it apart with the few
feet she had left, until at last the book became too heavy, falling
out of her hands. “No, no, no no,
God fucking DAMMIT!!!”
Once again at two and a half inches, Susan saw Johanna coming for
her. She looked around, diving into a pile of dirty clothes only to
be fished out by Johanna’s prowling fingers once again.
doesn’t just let me shrink you…” she began, examining her
mother once again as order was restored. “It lets me control your
I wonder if…”
And, thinking to herself, Johanna willed for Susan to grow. She did,
her whimpering ceased, and finally it was as though Johanna were
holding a Barbie doll one foot high.
is so fucking cool…”
Susan had been humbled by the display. For the briefest moment, she’d
been gifted her height back. For the briefest moment, this nightmare
seemed truly, finally over. Only for her to be jolted awake. And her
daughter’s giant, giddy face was greeting her. “P-p-please, put
oh, that is rich!
get the shit beaten out of you, I shrink you again,
and somehow you think that asking nicely is going to undo the years
of pain you’ve put me through, when it didn’t even work the first
Johanna was practically laughing now, her own spittle flying in her
am your Mother… and I demand you put me down… n-n-n-now…”
had never been so scared in her life. Parenthood was already
uncharted territory, and now she was venturing through waters no
parent had ever gone through before.
you know what? Sure! I’ll put you down…”
And Johanna dropped Susan.
The journey from her fingertips to the hardwood floor felt like it
took an eternity, and when she hit the surface, Susan let out a sharp
and pained grunt, as this doll size made her large enough to still
feel pain from high drops. As she rolled, trying to get her bearings
and stand up again, she was suddenly overtaken by a shadow, casting
her in yet more darkness from the twilit room. The underside of
have a feeling this isn’t what you had in mind, huh?” And Johanna
Johanna ground her foot down, though she was careful at all times not
to break anything. It was a trial, though. She really really
to. The idea of turning her mother into a paste stain was beyond
intoxicating, especially after today’s episode. Besides it was
quite likely the book contained medicinal and regenerative spells,
right? But Johanna’s better judgment argued against it, not wanting
to increase the chances of unwanted side effects from a
Susan, meanwhile, was having the time of her life being rubbed
underneath her daughter’s rubbery sole, having to fight off the
battering, probing toes, getting scraps of dead skin and toe jam
stuck in her mouth, forced to swallow the excess she wasn’t able to
spit out, and overall being diluted by the scent of her feet, still
ripe from a long day of taking public and private transportation. Every word she
tried to let loose was only superseded by a cough or groan to expel
the waste her foot produced that entered her body. This went on for
probably a far shorter time than it felt like, as Johanna only
stopped once she got bored of this continued grinding of her mother
against the dusty hardwood.
said, still awestruck. She was using her own mother
a Ped Egg. It made her feel… powerful.
Johanna’s kneads became less forceful, more casual, more
instinctive, she let up just enough pressure for Susan to get a word
in edgewise, managing to sputter out a spare “PLEASE!!”
though it wasn’t until she’d completely gone silent even then
that Johanna decided to remove her foot from the body of her mother.
look at the itty bitty Susan…” Johanna chided, reaching down to
pluck her mom’s limp body off the floor like a rag.
She held Susan by the scruff of her nightgown, and the woman hung,
stuttered, tears mixing with spittle.
you get – ah, shit.”
Johanna swore as the nightgown between her thumb and forefinger
Susan didn’t even stir as she fell. Though at this size, any fall
would’ve had minuscule effects, Johanna still lunged for her
anyway. She didn’t want her mom to get brain damage from a
concussion. She still needed to be able to pay bills. Go to work. It
was neat and all having her Mom at her beck and call like this, but
she still wanted her to remain in her life.
Johanna held her mom in her hand, looking at her own naked body, her
She looked down at her own breasts, chuckling. That’s where she
got them from alright.
Maybe her mom could remain in her life.
But whatever form that took, it would be under Johanna’s rules.
now. For tomorrow. Forever.
Johanna dug around the closet, on
her knees, rummaging through the spare paper and empty shoe boxes. Prior
experience told her that her phone could be located in easy-to-reach places
such as this. It’d already been almost a week and she was itching to tell Nikki
everything that happened. As apprehensive as she was about unveiling the true
scope of the book’s power to her only friend… scratch that. Nikki was more than
her friend. She was Johanna’s everything. If Johanna couldn’t tell her anything…
Johanna had nothing. She would be nothing, except a warden. A super-powered
warden with magical abilities, but a warden all the same.
Johanna cursed, tossing another
shoe box over her shoulder. She then glanced behind her, noticing that her
mother’s room had fallen into disrepair of late. Candy wrappers littered the
floor, as did Doritos bags. The remnants of half a dozen Uber Eats orders
created a moat of trash about the perimeter of the bed, yet to be ferried to
the kitchen trashcan. The bed itself was unmade, and it was due for a wash even
before Johanna appropriated it on account of her mother being indisposed at the
Still though, her Mother did one
thing pretty well. When she said her phone was gone, she meant it.
Johanna had tried all week
different ways to get her mother to divulge its location. At first, it seemed
as though Susan was still in shock, and Johanna was willing to cut her a bit of
slack, avoiding banging her up too much. Now, though, the defiance had set in.
A dry defiance, left out on the counter overnight, but defiance all the same.
Johanna sighed. Time to pay her
mother a visit.
Standing up, she left her
mother’s room, instinctively closing the door behind her as the floor creaked.
She opened the door to her own
room. The first hints of the morning rays were just streaming into through the
windows, and the room itself was already lit by the faint glow of Johanna’s
lamp. Susan, however, would not be privy to these little wonders of life on
Earth. Not yet, at least.
Johanna grinned, taking a seat on
her desk. She’d since cleaned much of it, so now the austere writing surface
held nothing save a pencil and notebook, her lamp, and a single bottle labeled
with a brand for Vitamin C, smack in the middle.
Johanna placed her wrist on the
table in front of the bottle, bracing her forefinger behind her thumb, until…
A tinny little shriek echoed from
its confines, and Johanna snickered. She grabbed the bottle, giving it a short
shake to and fro, just for funsies. She then pressed down on the cap, pushing
and turning to overcome the child-lock.
The bottle opened. Inside there
lay a woman, though any similarities she had with the strong, confident mother
Johanna once knew were now superficial. The bottle was not large enough in any
direction for her to completely unfurl her body, so she was forced to curl into
a fetal position to get some semblance of sleep. Her hair was stringy and
dilapidated. Her eyes were sunken and hollow, nothing more than slight slits,
crusted over in the darkness as they became nigh unusable. Her nightgown was
torn and ripped, becoming little more than a rag to hide only the most private
of privates allotted to someone who quite frankly was still quite the
bombshell. Almost cuter now that she was all trapped and confined like that. It
made Johanna feel oddly tingly, something that’s been happening for a while now
whenever she thought about the particulars of this arrangement too much.
Susan turned her head, glancing
toward the sky occupied by Johanna’s face, but not truly seeing anything.
Johanna chuckled, and she said,
“Wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey!”
The horrid figure within split
her mouth slightly, before breaking into a coughing fit. Johanna cringed,
holding the bottle away from her as she waited for her mother to finish. Then
she said, “Damn, don’t aim that at me, okay? Anyway, did you think any more
about my request?”
Susan managed to pry her eyes
open, and the moment she did, it was as though she was reminded that she was,
in fact, in hell. There in her little capsule, she saw the face of her only
daughter once again, and she immediately sought to shrink (figuratively) back
into the safety of her uncomfortable little jar. “P-p-p-p-please…!” She
repeated this mantra, over and over as Johanna rolled her eyes.
“You’re still on that ‘please’
and ‘thank you’ crap? I told you it was simple. Tell me where my phone
is… and I’ll consider letting you grow back.”
Susan listened as Johanna seemed
to portray herself as being completely reasonable, and not a demented
abductress who had used unholy magic and gained some unknowable power upon
another human being, much less her own mother. Something completely unheard of,
Susan never could’ve imagined anything such as this were ever a reality outside
of movies. And yet, here she was, on the receiving end of her daughter’s most
furious ire. It was the crushing truth of her existence now, but every time she
threatened to acknowledge that truth at face value, it threatened to tear her
brain in half. It was much easier to retreat into her jar, where things were
simple. The floor was flat, the roof was flat, the walls were curved. These
were all verifiable truths. As uncomfortable a sleeping arrangement it was, at
least this was something she could know ontologically.
But still, Susan wasn’t stupid.
She knew there were things that
she could provide that Johanna simply couldn’t do herself.
Yet. Who knew if there were a
spell to print money somewhere in that devil book of hers?
But for the time being, it was
Susan’s money that kept the lights on, that kept the water running, that kept
the gas hot. These were all things that more or less would continue for at
least the next month before anyone found out she was missing.
But the phone was an urgent need.
Without a phone, a teenager was nothing.
So Susan couldn’t give it to her.
At least not that easy.
Johanna sighed again as her
mother shook her head, searching deep within herself for the faintest seed of
“Still not going to obey me huh…
c’mon, don’t you see that you’re not in charge anymore? I own you!”
Johanna kicked out from her chair, standing up and putting her hands on her
hips. “I can do anything I want with you, now! Don’t you get it?”
Nothing but a few squirrelly
“Oh, for the love of…” Johanna
didn’t want to have to do this, but desperate times called for desperate
She reached her thumb and
forefinger into the jar, grabbing Susan by the shoulder, a move that elicited
many shrieks and grunts as she tried and failed to push Johanna’s massive
anaconda-like fingers away.
“Johanna, Johanna!” Her
mother screamed back, finally waking up out of her depression-induced slump,
the will to persist on her own terms fulfilling her. “Put me down, t-this
Johanna did nothing of the sort,
holding Susan in front of her face, her dangling vantage point giving her a
perfect view of Johanna’s steely eyes.
“You know I could crush you right
now, right? I could smash you between my fingers, reeeeeally rub your remains
hard so you become nothing but a red splotch on my palm. Like that,”
Johanna snapped her fingers, startling her mother.
“I could step on you. I don’t
even have to give you the dignity of crushing you beneath my bare feet, I could
put on my chunkiest boots and stomp you out right there on the pavement…
wouldn’t it be fun if I, like, gave you a head-start before I crushed you?
That’d be kind of cool, huh?”
Susan watched as her daughter
delved into thought, and only became more frightened. Her daughter tended to be
a bit of an alternative girl, but these were… especially violent scenarios.
Either she’d thought of stuff like this before, or she’d spent a looooong time
mulling over the most creative ways to snuff Susan out since her shrinking. And
Susan didn’t know which possibility was scarier.
“Or, hey! You know, I could totally
just eat you right now! I could just swallow you down! You’re so small – I
could make you so small – I wouldn’t even have to chew! Though I could…
could you imagine that? Getting chopped in half by my incisors? Having your
limbs crushed to paste by my molars? Ripped to shreds by my canines? See?”
Johanna hooked one finger inside
her cheek, pulling at it to reveal her dazzlingly white teeth, seeming all the
more sharp as she blew a huff of humid air back at Susan’s cringing face.
“I could do all of these things. All
of them. Mother.”
Susan’s sniffs got louder. It was
coming. She couldn’t take it. Breaking down into yet another panic induced
series of sobs, Susan said, “J-Johanna… d-d-do you h-hate me t-that
Johanna sighed again. “Quit
blubbering,” she said, and she lowered Susan to the desk, dropping her on its
surface and eliciting a slight “Oomph” as a result.
Johanna then took her seat,
leaning her head on her palm. “As much as I hate what you did… I… don’t
“Then change me back to normal!”
Susan seethed, breaking out of her tears just long enough to sound
intelligible. “Johanna please!”
“Let me finish.” Johanna
injected a paralyzing authority in her voice, reminding Susan of her place. “I
was saying… I don’t hate you. That’s why I don’t do these things. I
don’t actually want to hurt you…”
Susan began to feel hope. Her
daughter was expressing… restraint? That restraint could be weaponized. Maybe
even modified into its cousin, remorse.
“Yes. I do still love you, Mother,”
Johanna continued, sneering down and watching Susan’s slight smile melt away.
“And that’s why I need you to finally learn who you are now. And
do you know what that is?”
Susan didn’t want to entertain
Johanna’s sadistic mind games. It wasn’t until she BANGED on the
table with force that Johanna scrambled back up. “W-what?!”
Johanna giggled. “You’re my
bitch! Isn’t it obvious?”
“Face it.” Johanna flipped her
bed-headed mane. “I have more power over you than you ever had over me.
What, you thought keeping a roof over my head was power? I can turn you into a living
dust mote. You literally cannot live without me! Hell, I haven’t
even read the entire spellbook yet. I bet I could just make a new mother
just like you and nobody will be able to tell the difference! And you could
spend the rest of your life in a terrarium.”
Susan was once more taken aback
by her daughter’s callous suggestion of supernatural forces to erase her from
“It’s this… love,” Johanna
practically spat out the word, as though it were physically painful to say,
“that keeps me from doing that.”
Johanna exhaled, crossing her
arms as she prepared her final thesis. “Mom, I could grow you back. We could be
the family we were always meant to be! We could go out together, we could bond
more than ever! And all it would take… is accepting me. As your master. That’s
your first choice.
Susan shivered as Johanna’s
huntress eyes narrowed on her.
“I could crush you like the bug
you’ve become. And wipe you out of my life. So, what’ll it be?”
Susan waited for a long while,
and Johanna never took her eyes off her. Johanna patiently rapped her
fingernails on the desktop, a maneuver that made it difficult for Susan to
stand. She wholly expected Susan to give her answer then and there. A final
ultimatum that would decide the duration of Susan’s remaining life.
Susan balled her fists, staring
down at her body, barely covered only in the most critical places by scraps of
fabric tied about her. She unclenched, gritting her teeth before saying,
softly, gently to the floor…
Johanna’s eye twitched. “I’m
“J-just kill me.” Susan slumped
down to her ground, hugging her knees, rocking back and forth slightly. “Just
kill me.” Susan was numb. Nothing made sense. It would be easier to die than to
live with the pain that everything in her entire being had been upheaved.
Johanna looked down at her
mother’s pitiful curled up state. Johanna didn’t want to kill her, that
was the entire problem! Was I too harsh, thought Johanna? No, of course not.
She’d been quite reasonable; she’d even dropped bread crumbs into her pill
bottle every breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Her mom must’ve been weaker-willed
than she thought.
If Johanna wanted to keep her
mother as a pet, she would have to remind her of what it felt like to be alive.
“Okay,” Johanna said, smiling.
“W-what?” Susan asked, looking up
from her depressed glare to see her daughter’s fingers coming toward her.
“If you want to die, who am I to
deny you?” Johanna winked, plucking her mother up once again, squirming,
writhing, before popping the two-inch woman in her mouth.
Johanna’s jaws shut as her teeth
snapped closed, locking her mom in a wet cave. She woman was battered
continuously as Johanna’s jaws adjusted themselves, her slimy tentacle-like
tongue battering the screaming woman consistently as she tried to bang against
the walls of Johanna’s cheek and gums, doing nothing but being beaten back by
their saliva-coated patina. This made Johanna laugh.
“Mm, hm-hm-hm-hm-hm…!” Johanna
had never felt this way before in her life. She had a live, human person in
her mouth, being completely covered in her spit, fighting for her dear life,
trying and failing to overcome the eldritch environment of Johanna’s jowls. It
was an incredible experience, feeling someone struggling against you so
helplessly, so fruitlessly.
It reminded Johanna of... that
feeling. That feeling that’s been coming to her in recent days.
That tingly feeling of power.
Slowly, Johanna’s hand began to
travel to her crotch, feeling the warm wetness as she traveled beneath her
Susan, meanwhile, was feeling the
suffocating compression of her daughter’s mouth. The initial experience was
traumatic enough, but now it seemed as though Johanna was merely flipping her
around, gumming her like a piece of rubbery candy. Her entire body was coated
in the sticky stuff, sticking her hair to her face and eyes, her hands too
unable to get a grip. Susan shut her eyes, her mouth becoming a thin line. You
asked for this, she chanted in her head. You asked for this… so take it!
Susan started to get smaller.
“No, no no!” Susan
screeched, as her body began to get even more minuscule, traveling from two
inches, to one inch, half an inch, a quarter of an inch, a millimeter… all the
way down to a measly half a millimeter, not even as big as an ant. Johanna kept
her cheeks slightly puffed, the meager translucent light filtering through them
giving Susan the appearance of a slightly pulsing, dark cave, lined by impassable
gates of pearly teeth.
But as Susan sat helplessly on
Johanna’s tongue, she realized the next danger: the saliva.
Drips of it were inching down the
flesh walls, but what were once annoyances in comparison to her had now become
massive trials, pond-size boulders of sticky liquid that were filling the
cavern quickly, daring to slowly overcome and drown Susan before long.
Drowned in her daughter’s own
“Help, help!” Susan screeched as
Johanna’s tongue shifted, dropping her is the thick soup. The cavern shifted,
and gravity began to flow backwards, toward that damp dark tunnel headed by the
ever-pulsating uvula. Susan had to hold on to the rough taste-buds of the
tongue to avoid being swept away into the deluge of her daughter’s mouth. “HELP!
HELP! HEEEEEEELP!!! I DON’T WANT TO DIE!!!” The existential fears of
drowning, of darkness, of death, of being devoured, digested. They felt
insurmountable as she struggled to stay afloat, to stay grounded, to avoid the
oh-so-easy slip up that would send her plummeting down the tunnel of the
esophagus. Susan’s tears evaporated into the rainy spit soup as she manically
called for someone, for anyone. For a god or gods, for mercy. But only one
creature in her entire life had the power to grant her mercy, and Susan hadn’t
done a very good job of earning that creatures favor.
Not now, maybe not ever in her
Johanna meanwhile, was having the
best time of her life.
Flopping supine on her bed, she
was driving her fingers deep into her pussy, unable to moan, unable to even
swallow, for fear of her inadvertently sending her mother plummeting to her
death in Johanna’s stomach. She didn’t even want to think about what
would happen if she grew her back then. But it didn’t matter, her absolute,
overwhelming power over her mother was enough to drive her over the
edge, even if her self stimulation was helping her along.
Johanna squirmed, feeling the
slight, pebble-like entity in her mouth get tossed and turned against
absolutely cavernous walls. She could scarcely even imagine what it would’ve
felt like in there. Dark and scary, warm, utterly sopping wet? Johanna
shivered, imagining it, imagining what she was putting her mother through… She
rubbed her fingers over her clitoral hood, alternating between that and
stuffing them in her vagina, massaging her bare-breasted nipples all the way as
her entire body had been exposed in her expression of self-love.
Johanna removed her hand from her
crotch, seeing it in front of her face, moistened and slickened with sticky
juice of their own.
Johanna planted her left index
finger inside her mouth, poking it through her lips, tasting it, allowing the
salty ejaculate to mingle with her increasingly oceanic saliva, further
torturing her mother as she was forced to contend with the hot, musky fluids.
This torture was neverending as she was continuously swept away, all the while
Johanna had already returned to getting herself off again, unable to stop, toes
curling, back arching, finally breaking out into a harmony of moans, still
never stopping, going even faster and faster as she rode her orgasmic high,
spilling countless drizzles of her cum onto the bed, until finally, her fatigue
caught up with her, and she fell back, winded, legs spread into a “V”. She
allowed herself to open her drooling mouth to catch her breath, and a dangling Susan was
once again allowed to see the faintest semblances of light as the morning sun
finally drifted into Johanna’s room in its full glory.
Susan saw this opening, and she
didn’t even hesitate. She tried to get any bit of purchase on Johanna’s inner
gum walls, but always found herself sliding down, erasing any progress she
made, landing on her daughter’s sideways tongue.
As Susan tried again and again to
escape… she realized at once what she was doing.
Susan was laying there, in the
wake of her latest failed attempt, trying to climb out of her daughter’s mouth.
She didn’t want to live like
this. But it was evident she feared dying just as much.
Susan tried to sigh, but instead
coughed out several globules of saliva in a hacking fit.
“Johanna…!” Susan tried to call
out, weakly. “JOHANNA!!!” She called again, breaking into another fit.
As she cupped her mouth preparing to shout once more, two long, slender fingers
began to invade the sinkhole from above, and Susan felt a warbling in her
stomach as she began to expand once again, just enough for the diminutive woman
to give Johanna the purchase she needed to grab her.
A strand of sticky spit was still
connected to Susan by the time she was pulled out of Johanna’s bubbling mouth,
the strand breaking and coating her lower lip like a ring. Johanna was now
sitting up on the bed. She smiled at Susan, who hung limply again, completely
naked but now with eyes wide, full of clarity as she stared at her daughter who
was almost equally nude, save a single black choker.
“Did that trip give you some
Susan nodded frantically.
“Well then! Have you changed your
decision in any way? I really hope you did, because I swear to God I
will literally chew you to bits if you still try this whole ‘defiance’
Susan nodded, slightly less
Johanna giggled, reaching down
and placing Susan on the floor at the foot of the bed, a small puddle of drool
forming beneath her as she tried and failed to stand up.
“Prove it,” Johanna said. And she
snapped her fingers, and before she knew it, Susan was back, at normal size,
completely naked, the saliva that once coated her now simply a thin wet shell,
evaporating in the ambient air in only an instant.
The crouching Susan didn’t even
have the time to truly appreciate her return to full size before Johanna shoved
her foot in Susan’s face, arms crossed.
“Prove to me your devotion.
Susan was assaulted by the foot’s
slightly musty, dusty scent, the consequence of back and forth trips between
two rooms on hardwood tile halls. She backed away slightly, still crouched, but
unwilling to truly give in, just yet.
“I’m waiting.” Johanna
chided Susan, who turned white with fear. She’d only just been blessed with her
former size once again, she couldn’t squander it, this gift, this life. Not
now, not so soon.
Susan looked up at her daughter.
Even here, just out of bed, in the morning light, she looked regal. Susan
always thought her daughter was beautiful. The most beautiful creature in the
whole world. But now, as she held her foot out to her mother, the pit in her
stomach began to disappear, and she started to see her daughter in a… slightly
Even now, in the back of her
mind, the seed of defiance was chastising Susan for even thinking this way. For
daring to think this was an acceptable result of everything that had occurred
over the past week. For daring to give up hope.
But… what hope was there?
If Susan did this, there was
hope. Hope for a life free of fear. Hope that she could live as a full human.
Hope that her daughter would love
Johanna truly did own her. What
point was there in resisting? And would it really be so bad, in the end? Giving
her everything for the person she loved?
Isn’t that what parenthood was
all about, anyway?
And so, Susan took Johanna’s foot
in her hands, and she planted a kiss on it, directly on the bottom of the sole.
The kiss was long, but felt far longer to Susan, who began to convulse as she
neared her oxygen capacity threshold until finally letting go of the smooch,
leaving a wet spot in the ball of Johanna’s foot.
“V-very good,” Johanna sighed,
feeling a convulsion of her own come on, as she began to once again plant her
hands in the middle of her snatch. “Keep going.”
Susan was well familiar with the
sound and scent of female masturbation. Somehow, the fact her daughter was
literally getting off at her expense was enough to make another barrage of
doubt batter her mind. But this was her one second chance at a first
impression. She had to suck it up.
Susan kissed Johanna’s foot
And over, and over, and over
again, as Johanna stretched out, laying down, playfully twisting and curling
her toes in her mother’s face as she continued to masturbate.
“Ahhhhhhhh... this is so…
so good,” Johanna breathed in between strokes. Her sore labia didn’t
take much to achieve a shivering, minor orgasm, one that inadvertently kicked
Susan in the face slightly as the winded Johanna stretched out to once again regain
her breath. Susan accepted this, waiting until Johanna finished reeling and
resting for more orders.
Once she did, Johanna wheezed out
a chuckle, propping herself on her shoulders to finally look down at her
mother’s tear-stricken, crying, pitiful face, awaiting its orders like a dog.
“Ah, ah-ha! Ha! You
fucking did it!”
Susan sniffed in response,
Johanna looked down with a smile
tinged with pity. Then she leaned down, planting a kiss on Susan’s hair.
The move startled Susan, who
shrank back slightly. Johanna smiled at her, and pet her hair.
Johanna stood up, still keeping
her eye on her mother as she sauntered nude, hips swaying, breasts swinging, to
the other side of the bed, grabbing the spellbook. “And just so we’re clear, if
you ever, ever try to disobey me and take this?” Johanna
brandished the book. “I am going to make you so small that you can live a
hundred lifetimes on the ridge of my toe and never travel farther than a
Susan shivered, still keeping her
Johanna grabbed a handful of
clothes from the floor and stuffed them underneath the crook of her arm. She
picked up her panties from the previous night, still slick with cum that was
just beginning to crust over, and she tossed them to her mother, where they
landed on her shoulder.
“Feel free to get familiar with
that scent. You’ll be seeing a lot of it. But in the meantime… this is your
room, now.” Johanna felt a rush as she delegated her tiny room to her mother.
The twin-size bed sheet was still soaked in Johanna’s own cum, a deep dark spot
that still had a silvery pearl of incandescent fluid in the middle where it had
yet to absorb.
“Tomorrow we’ll have a lengthier
conversation about the location of my phone. I’ve got a lot of things to tell
Nikki. And hey, maybe if you’re really good, we can finally sleep
together in my bed…” Johanna smirked before turning to open the door.
Johanna left through the door.
Susan stayed there, crouched, in
the ready position for a few moments when the knob turned again and the door
creaked open. Johanna popped her head in, slightly apologetically. “Oh, almost
Susan craned her neck up to look
“I love you.” She blew a kiss to
her mother and then closed the door once again.
Like a loose rubber-band, Susan
suddenly flopped to the floor, limp in a heap, sobbing silently as she slowly
reckoned the reality that would be her new life.
Johanna clutched the doorknob.
She kept it turned, holding it stiff, gazing through the seam of the door. She
watched as her mother collapsed into a pile, whimpering a quiet, pitiful
Johanna smiled, slowly, painfully
slowly, turning the knob back, ensuring it didn’t squeak or creak by the
speed of her movements. The door closed, Johanna decided to give her mother a
bit of alone time. She’d earned it, after all. In a sense.
Well then, thought Johanna.
Time to check on her other new
Johanna strolled through the
house, the living room, to the kitchen, completely and utterly free. She
absentmindedly scratched her buttock, finding her way to the counter where a
large glass jar filled with twigs, leaves, and clumps of grass was situated
next to the microwave. Inside a small mottled-green frog was lying still, silent,
only stirring at Johanna’s presence, staring at her with big, bug eyes.
The frog croaked a pitiful croak.
Johanna snickered, grabbing a
slice of bread and breaking it up into pieces over the mouth of the glass
enclosure. “What to do with you… I’ll figure something out. Trust me.”
The frog hopped around, taking
brief, depressed pleasure in the arrival of its food as Johanna winked, leaving
it to its own devices.
“I could always use more toys.
And once I get my phone back… you’ll all have a new owner to be toyed with.”