Po Lyn Lee - Ophelia House
Publisher: Carlton Sampson
Some people say proof of man's predatory dominance as a species is not continuously evolving weapon systems but man's prehistoric mastery of the plants, minerals, and animals of his environment; humanity's innate awareness of nature, the elements, the spirit, of how they combine to make life. Awareness lost to the continuing war, famine, and plague of ancient history. Awareness symbolized, ritualized, and retained as faith by a surviving prehistoric animistic belief system. Its disciples performed the birthing rite of the ‘ta shen ling‘, the 'she demon', Po Lyn Lee. She is the ‘Mi Chu’, the ‘secret death’.
Po Lyn Lee "Ophelia House,” a speculative fiction horror fantasy about Po, a she demon conditioned as an assassin, controlled by messages from Grandmother, majesty of a surviving prehistoric secret sisterhood. At the behest of the East Asian Investment Cartel’s executive board, its member’s puppets on strings pulled by families hidden behind corporate shields, Grandmother sends Po a message. Po’s job, assassinate United States President Elizabeth Chamberland to end the presidents successful Independent Self-sustaining Local Economies program and stop the programs equitable of distribution wealth. However, when Po sees an arbitrary shape resembling the symbology of Grandmother’s messages in a finger painting, Po, enamored by the artist takes a journey of self-discovery amidst the party politics of global elite humans. Po did not care for humans. Humans were selfish and did not take care of each other. Humans fought about things they made important but were not. Nonetheless, Po did not dislike humans. Humans were plentiful, easy to hunt and nourishing.