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“Freakery.”

“Freakery?”

“Freakery,” he whispered in my ear while others clapped that strange jig. They made me dance. One,

crawling, chased my feet for laughs. Chained to the post where they served me slop, I tried to match

their rhythms, but they’d swap one for another once I did. “Dance!” they sang.

“But why?!”

And they screamed: “Freakery!”

“Freakery?”

“Freakery!”

What did it mean? Was it the song title, or the name they’d given to their mountain games? What sane

people make someone fuck the animals of their farm while some damn kid plays the mouth harp? Oh

how they laughed at their captive! I danced and danced, I wanted to live!

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from Stranger, released December 9, 2014

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Cretin San Jose, California

Formed in 1992 by guitarist and vocalist, Marissa Martinez, and bassist, Matt Widener, Cretin was the Santa Cruz Mountains' answer to the wave of death metal and grind that was infesting the scene. They spent two years with a multitude of different drummers and ultimately put the band on hold to focus on other things. ... more

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