I had an idea I wanted to record in some form or another tonight; I've a bit of early-morning rubbish and may not remember it otherwise. A bit of a souped-up, predatory, carnivorous, venomous chameleon, one that has only been discovered within the past decade for two reasons. One, it has a deep fear of humans augmented with sufficiently acute sensory perceptions and fleetness to evade us from quite a long distance. Two, its skin only reflects wavelengths between ultraviolet and X-ray on the electromagnetic spectrum, thus the discovery of its very existence was a pure accident- documents stolen from a certain government indicate they cornered the most infantile/otherwise handicapped few of a hive of the creature during a bust raid of a very remote cave location and the agents were provided the ability to see at that frequency due to the belief that terrorists have successfully weaponized devices at that range [discovery could go in staff comments, customers need not know it but it sure does add to backstory]. As for the hook, we know all animals exhibit a flight-or-fight response when cornered. Being venomous, the chameleons would no doubt lunge at the most exposed areas of human flesh they could find, then flee once all human targets are disabled. Perhaps the venom isn't lethal to us, or any species anywhere near as large as us. Perhaps it's only designed to make the victim not care that swarms of creatures it cannot see are eating them alive by way of a most psychedelic experience. That would be of the utmost interest to heavy drug users desperately seeking a level of high they haven't been able to achieve in years.
Rich biologists, drug addicts, and purveyors of the rare would all pour their fortune into obtaining such a beast, and what's especially interesting is we could qualify the creature as common, yet have the only known location nearly exclusively to ourselves. Quite the market, and quite the trickery- let our clientele pay us for the honor of catching it, it won't kill them and even possibly reward them even if they fail, and if some lucky bloke actually manages to contain and study the animal, we can simply take him out and steal his efforts for a drastically larger profit than allowing him to live.
Do post your thoughts on this. I drafted this in part because I like the idea of a seemingly wondrous adventure with a truly detailed and insipid motive in the staff comments.
This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality.
Embrace this moment. Remember. We are eternal.
All this pain is an illusion.