Money, not love, is in the air-The Rules of Retribution part 2

Continued from Part 1 of The Rules of Retribution.  

If it were ever disclosed, my complete profile would reveal all sorts of minority groups, starting with my gender and race. I have been harassed on many levels throughout my life, but I lacked the stomach to carry out revenge. This was a blessing in disguise because retribution eventually manifested itself. Revenge wastes our lives, but all that the universe asks of us is to be patient while rebuilding our lives. Let's not ever get manipulated into feeling guilty for not trusting someone who has not yet worked to earn our trust through their actions.

Nemesis passes by the couple, who is not bonded by love but by money.  Then runs into the Serpent, who regrets his action in the Garden of Eden.  The ugly rich man schemes in his mind: I'll make that new secretary my mistress.  She's much younger... Lisle tells her fiancé: I'm glad we're marrying for love.  Her fiancé murmurs within: I know you are.  Housing price has gone through the roof lately in Paris.  Ordinary folks like me cannot afford it.  It is so unfair that this average woman was given a house on no merits of her own and got to stay with me.

Nemesis passes by the couple, who is not bonded by love but by money.  Then runs into the Serpent, who regrets his action in the Garden of Eden.   Some ugly mid-life crisis they're in for, Serpent speaks out.  Goddess IRIS is a little surprised: 'Serpent, are you still hung up on 'gardens'?  Loved it in Eden til that damn day.  Eve stepped on the Serpent accidentally.  She screamed Yeow!  You look ugly!

The serpent yells back, hurt, ‘Simple 'sorry' would have done, moron!’  And then he notices how beautiful Eve was.  Eve asks ‘What are you?  Why did God make you so gross and slimy?’  The serpent yells back, ‘I'm glossy, not slimy!’  The serpent then saw  Adam, a dead ringer for God and just as beautiful!

CHARACTERS in my Graphic Novel


SERPENT represents the frailty that sees us stray from the path and often into darkness.  Big predators make the headlines, but ordinary people are tempted to commit small-scale cheating when shielded under anonymity. On good days we can fight off the temptation, but on bad days when we just have lost something, our hands reach out for it while a sinking feeling spreads inside our hearts, warning us that this is not the way to get even with life. However, God or the universe may not mind if the gain is minimal. So we tell ourselves.


Perhaps, horror stories draw us in because we may slip into darkness at any time at our own will.   We may need religion or fantasy stories, hoping they will bring us back into the light.  I am too chicken to wrong individuals, but my integrity did not always hold firm against faceless organizations.  My story combines horror and fantasy, but you will find it oddly accurate because I will not sugarcoat the truth. To myself, I will be brutal.


GODDESS IRIS/NEMESIS: Instead of picking one from the existing religions, all of which I respect, I opted to represent the universe's will via Goddess IRIS. God gave us light, and Goddess followed it up with the sound, but as sound travels slower than light, no one knows her existence despite benefiting from her gift, music. Something turned this once open-book IRIS into NEMESIS, Goddess of Retribution.