#82 — The Beast of 2020 Redux

Fairy tale or scary tale? You decide.

Taressa Watson
100 Stories by 100 Writers

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In the original twisted tale, The Beast of 2020, our heroine found herself at the mercy of a horrible beast, 2020, which brought with it The Sickness. It invaded the rainforest kingdom from a foreign land, forcing the denizens to hide, emerging to forage for supplies only if they could obtain magical wash to douse themselves against The Sickness.

The people looked to the King to emerge from his golden tower and vanquish their foe, but on the advice of his Jester, he ignored the threat, issued a month's supply of oats to his subjects, and returned to the tower to party with his court.

On the advice of a wise, but imaginary cat, the people decided to hold an election and choose a new King. After selecting their new champion, the people of the land rejoiced and accompanied their new King to the golden tower to begin his rule, only to find the old King unwilling to relinquish his power and leave.

Again, the imaginary cat offered his most sage advice, and instructed them to build a “Whitehouse” for their new King and brick up the golden tower with the old King and his minions left inside and ignore them.

And here is where we left the story.

“And the woman and her husband, with their two dogs, one feral…

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Taressa Watson
100 Stories by 100 Writers

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