Beyond the veils, her daughters wrap themselves in robes woven from the dark tendrils of a malevolent power seeking escape from the farthest reaches of the ‘verse. Imalia lends them her assistance, coaxing the tendrils to form, deftly sewing them through one another and around the slender, shrunken bones of her beautiful daughters. When they […]Read more "Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 23: Do As Thou Wilt"
There is nothing so eloquent as silence. Eons nestled in the thick grip of that very state have taught it this valuable knowledge. For the Earth speaks and, without silence, it cannot be heard. Hungry and furious it waits, hoarding the voice of the Earth to it like treasure. It has learned much. Of the […]Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like a River Episode 2: Hidden Effigies"
Kitty slides back from the infinite pull of the Mother’s exit. That pinprick singularity hungry for energy. Half of his essence seeks escape to the void, to the grasping maw of soulless black; the other courts the gravity of flesh, the anchor of energy made physical mass. A brief struggle rages in the midst whilst […]Read more "Episode 17: Umwelt: All’s Well That… Ends?"
Bandits roar down the hillside, spew dust out behind, a yellow smog. Choke leans forward over the handlebars, grins around the stub of his stogie. The charm from the gypsy bangs against the brawn visible in the vee of his grimy shirt. ‘C’mawn get it, sum bitch,’ he mutters at the mad whirl of the […]Read more "Episode 14: Umwelt: Symphony of Destruction"
Rolf dips and sways to the music, plots extravagant orbits about the floor. A dizzying display. Twirls the foul creature in his arms. Tries not to look through the gauzy purple of her veil. She revolts him. Sickens him. Mother Immortal emanates such purity of evil he can feel it sinking cold tendrils into the […]Read more "Episode 13: Umwelt: Countdown to Extinction"
Eyes black and shiny as a corvid’s, Rolf scans the bustling hold. Sifts memories from minds like wheat from chaff. They flood through him, fill him to brimming with whispers, fragments, images. A thousand thousand memories, all carrying their own scents, tastes, their own emotions. Treacherous deeps these, so many minds; a myriad thoughts, all […]Read more "Episode 11: Umwelt: Prelude to a Cat fight"
Peggy Dunne’s horn blows thrice, a warning of imminent departure. In the waning sunlight it ripples mournful as an eagle’s cry about the platform. Petulant, slender as a quill, Sebus Grimm leans upon the platform rail beside the bluff breadth of SlipMaster Elder Cambian. Sebus folds one long hand into the pocket of his waistcoat, […]Read more "Umwelt: Episode 10: Pretty Kitty"