It’s Lily Child’s turn to give us some insight into her contribution to The Demonologia Biblica. Take it away, Lily!
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K is for Kilcrops: The Twistweaver’s Son by Lily Childs
According to various occult dictionaries a Kilcrops is the ravenous offspring of an incubus and a woman, and was particularly feared in France – where I happened to live throughout the 1990s.
This concept of repression through religious fear provoked uncomfortable memories of backwater villages, lost in time and progress where people ran their own illegal stills, kept animals chained-up and caged in windowless barns, and where they cut afternoon cake on the same unwashed tables as they’d slaughtered that morning’s catch. Monstrous but commonplace, even as recently as the end of the last century, and ripe for spreading into fiction.
The Twistweaver of my story winds its preternatural desires into the minds of its victims, using febrile feelers like the fronds of the forests in which it dwells to manipulate women – and men – with undulating waves of desire and abandonment. As I outlined this rather charming character, it gave me pause to wonder, what if one woman’s passion turned out to be too much for even an ancient incubus? And what of their child and its insatiable hunger? Just how greedy would it become? Food for thought…
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Currently writing the as-yet untitled ‘Asylum Novel’, Lily has more stories and books in her head than she has time to put to paper.
Blog: The Feardom – http://lilychildsfeardom.blogspot.com