Zeke = Howard = a darker side to someone we know?

By Flyss. September 14th, 2010

Installment 7 of The Mortal Janice takes place somewhere I’ve been to recently.

We stopped in Ely, Nevada under a twenty-foot guy with one blue leg straight and the other bent and holding a lariat lit with Christmas lights. The place was a casino with a hotel curled around it. Besides Mr. Big Blue Guy, the place had stirrups, whips, horseshoes, spurs and chain-saw sculptures everywhere. I’d never been to a casino.

The guy is actually holding a pick, not a lariat, and there aren’t any Christmas lights, but otherwise Janice’s description is right. Not bad for writing from memory a few months later.

I didn’t have to go to Ely to photograph it because I’ve been there and done that last year. It’s a garish place there, in the middle of nowhere. And what happens to Janice there, and what she does in reaction, is funny. But in an edgy way.

Or, more than edgy – outright disturbing. “Zeke’s” sense of humor has a distinctly dark and violent edge to it.

Is anyone else thinking what I’m thinking? (continued in my next post) — Flyss


  1. Merlin says:

    That Zeke/Howard is the “Laughing One”? Would that be what you are thinking?

  2. c says:


  3. c says:

    Oh my, i didn’t think hafeems need drugs at all.

  4. c says:

    okay faking milk sugar as cocaine, that’s HILARIOUS.

  5. Observer says:

    We all have a dark side. Some just aren’t as afraid to show it.

    I do have to say though, Ox’s jokes may go too far sometimes. Testing an addict like that…I was surprised she didn’t punch him in the face…lol

  6. SonataH says:

    Consider how long Ox has been around, after a while, even within a normal human’s lifespan, you can get pretty jaded about certain things.

  7. c says:

    He’s definitely got the Joker’s personality *yes i watched abit too much batman movies* but he’s not out there to intentionally harm humans but he has to take pre cautions…

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