Hooticus McMorbidly
#C1 in my Macabre McMorbidly family portrait series.
He was the most dangerous of all the family pets.
A quiet cacophony of intelligent malevolence in feathered form. He never blinked. No one knew what went on underneath the cover of his coffin shaped cage at night. All that the family understood is that he came and went as he pleased and they had to be weary of when he stared at any one person or thing for too long. He was one of the smallest and definitely the most sinister of the family pets.
The McMorbidly Family Portraits were discovered in a battered and moldy sealed trunk, which had somehow wound up below the root system of a huge black tree on the grounds of McMorbidly Manor (Now in Ruins). With each photo was a mysterious description written in jittery script by persons unknown. The portraits and paper were dated back to the mid to late 1800's. Who was the artist/photographer? How had history forgotten such an infamous and lengthy family legacy? We may never know but pay close attention as each family member and their stories from all their past generations are revealed!