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And What They Found There

Look down the wondrous structure, Where the chequer’d shadows play; See the scattered groups increasing, Wending up the dômed way.  — E. Leathes, Fragments From the Crystal Palace It’s like one of Mr. Dodgson’s stories, but so much worse. Ida Codswell … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dance

They sit in the white room together. He looks around at the walls. He’s a bit awestruck. Dark runes and symbols seem both fixed, and moving on the ivory plaster. Sometimes they are Nordic sigils, or astrological signs. Other times … Continue reading

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Rite of Spring

It had been centuries since Charlie had come to this land. No. That isn’t entirely accurate. Charlie himself had actually never been to this mountaintop before. Not tonight, not hundreds of years ago. He hadn’t even been born yet: not … Continue reading

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Status Imperfectus

Annabelle stands on the rooftop of Griffith College. She doesn’t mean to imitate the brooding nature of Batman, however cool it would be to be him, or Kate Kane. She knows that she should leave the brooding to Jasper, even … Continue reading

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Paper Moon

Jasper fucked up. He knows he fucked up. The pain in what’s left of his arm, after touching Eva like an idiot — twice — almost obliterating his claw on her personal ward, is nothing compared to the chagrin and … Continue reading

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12: Alternative Facts: Natural Medicine

“Physician, heal thyself.” —  Luke 4:23 It’s a caution: of the boogey. “Beware the Nats.” The old tales say. “They carry the Novax.” Back cycles ago, no other chill was strongest than a call, or word of Novax. Fore the … Continue reading

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It Came From the Heavens

An old attempt at mythological revisionism, and an alternate history: depending on how you want to view this. It was a gift to my father, and myself. Somehow, I think it appropriate: at least, to my own experience.  “And every … Continue reading

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