Up the chain

I once joined

a UFO cult.


My initiation


surprisingly, very



I signed some papers,

turned over my

bank accounts, and

was fitted for a robe.


Then leader said a

few inspiring words,

dixie-cups full of poison

were handed out.


Wait — Poison?!

I didn’t know what to say.


“Hold on, hold on,” I finally said.


I thought we built towards this!”




“Taughannock Falls”

by Mary Cellini


34 thoughts on “Up the chain

  1. It wasn’t really poison. It was a hallucinogenic drug that would have allowed you to accept the physical appearance of the aliens, who are extraordinarily ugly and not the least bit humanoid. Since you are not presently living on Vlugura-9 with a blushing monster-bride, I assume you didn’t drink the “poison” in the Dixie cup.

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