… Flying monkeys!
I don’t know about you, but those winged primates used to freak me out as a child. The Wicked Witch was bad enough, setting Scarecrow on fire and zooming around sky-writing threats. But those freaky little monkeys in their organ grinder uniforms…. flying in formation… (shudder).
In pop psychology terms, a “flying monkey” describes people who are acting at the behest of another to control a targeted individual. It’s inspiration is the Wizard of Oz. The Wicked Witch can’t be everywhere, so she’s got her winged hench-monkeys to do her dirty work.
(Until she’s dead, of course, and then they’re all, “All Hail Dorothy!” Whatevz.)
So, your Friday Challenge — tell CN about the flying monkeys in your story.