Wednesday, March 23, 2011
THE WICKED WITCH OF BUCKSNORT
Life is full of seeming witches. I have a “witch” in my series of Sister Mary Olga satires who is called Priscilla Bunhead. She's a judgmental prude who believes that anyone who thinks or behaves differently from her is a pervert. That would represent a lot of folks including the irreverent Sister Mary Olga.
Priscilla may not have had a broomstick, but she knew how to cast her spells on vulnerable people who wanted someone else to do their thinking for them. The timid Lilliliver Lipstick is a case in point.
Priscilla has adopted an unattractive hair fashion of wearing her stringy hair in a tight little bun at the back of her head. Lilliliver soon adopts the same fashion to please her chief bunhead. It only serves to make her look more like a clown. Lilliliver paints her pasty face with bright circles of rouge and she wears flaming red lipstick.
In my book, "Babes in Bucksnort", they go on a crusade to stamp out “perversion.” Their targets are the gay people of the Snortlands of Wisconsin.
Priscilla had already convinced her millionaire friend, Mildred Mayflower, to donate her mansion and her millions to the arch conservative Reverend Billy-Bob Blunthead. He is the founder of the Born Again or Burn Forever Disciples for Jesus.
He soon set up residence in the mansion in Littlesnort. There, he turned the estate's barn into a temple in which he sought to convert the unsuspecting souls of the Snortlands into his way of thinking. Unfortunately for him, his schemes would only backfire in the most hilarious ways.
Preaching from the former loft of the barn, his wife Pinky Poo would swoon before the crowds as she cried crocodile tears while he preached the fear of God. They were a convincing duo. Fortunately, they met with resistance from the likes of Sister Mary Olga and the gay people of Bucksnort. Priscilla Bunhead was not amused!
Scores of gay people came out of their closets and banded together to fight for their right to dignity. Along with the gay cowboy chef of the convent, the lesbian nun, Sister Eileen, and the transgendered Sister Samantha, they organized to fight discrimination.
A rally was soon held in Bucksnort that was also attended by the straight souls of Bucksnort who recognized prejudice when they saw it. Billy-Bob stood on the sidelines with his megaphone through which he hurled his black pearls of hatred. The crowd paid him no attention. His small contingent of hate-mongers were put to shame as the children's choir from the convent sang songs of love and peace.
That was not enough to open the minds of those who stood firm in their judgments. Some people just never change. Priscilla Bunhead was one of those. Misguided though she may be, she wasn't about to give up the fight.
That's the beauty of a story. Antagonists in my books only serve to stir the pot into bubbles of hilarious laughter. This is a lesson to us all. Life is often stranger than fiction. Our task is to look on the light side and to uncover the humor in it. You won't have any problem doing that in my books. I guarantee unending, side-splitting laughs from the beginning to end. Take a hilarious trip to Bucksnort.
Author Davis Aujourd'hui
Book #1 "The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude"
Book # 2 "Babes in Bucksnort"
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