Inktober 14: Dough Tick

The Dough Tick gorges on batter.

INKTOBER DAY 14 (TICK): The Dough Tick’s philosophy is: Fake it till you bake it!

This bitty bug gorges herself on batter, not blood. She aspires to be a baker but always comes short, mostly because no one wants to buy bread from a diseased parasite.

Regardless, she defies depression every day at sunrise to reap wheat with her malfunctioning electric reaper scythe. While holding a digest of baking recipes, she prepares a batch of dough. But when she cuts out the pieces with her pincers, she infects the batch, turning it into a shambling zombie effigy.

Since she only communicates through winking, blinking and gestures, any attempt to command them to “rise up” have so far been half-baked.

The Dough tick is powered by the קרץ shoresh root and family, which governs ticks, dough, winking, shortness, reaping, annotated digests and more.