Category Archives: Along the Gradient

Life and death: flip sides of the same coin. What is the currency?

Planetary Magnitude

“That’s absurd,” Mercury seethed, magma boiling up and sizzling to the surface. “You don’t have any proof. Just a bunch of sun worshiping nonsense.” “Not worshiping, no,” corrected Venus. “We’re just stating an observable fact. We are orbiting the star. … Continue reading

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Aden-dactyl-o-meter 

Indexing this foul laboratory has been one of the most bitter tasks of my life. Consider, the Adendactylometer. Not solely comprised of man and beast in ghastly combination but machine as well. Glands. All types of glands from the brains, … Continue reading

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exposure

As the sun sets crimson one can detect the inky strand wavering the horizon, the color of blood. so thin but it mesmerizes. It is a lure for the mind to contemplate things that may –or may not — meet … Continue reading

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the tabernacle of humiliation

odious creatures we are that inspire naught but frowns and curdled expressions from the good and upright villagers. our sloping gait, leaving even unwanted footprints, we snake our varied directions towards the shrine where we will moonlit sit and refer … Continue reading

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dreamshadow

the dream of finding bones — teeth primarily — and fractured pieces, formerly limbs, the spine, and a jaw. All buried in moist, soft sediment by a chilly lake. The lake itself is still, surrounded by thick dewy grass. secluded … Continue reading

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Trapeze

tumbling — dreamlike — conjured through space glides our Trapeze, so doll-like with painted face she takes her bow in ballet’s third position patrons clapping hands, like thunderous butterflies but this time as she swings her form sloping downward up … Continue reading

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Doubletake

Contradactyl: Of all the countless miserable creatures in the laboratory, I admit, the contradactyl was the first to make me laugh. It was a desperate laugh, one that leaked with tears and fell soon into a weeping as I considered … Continue reading

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Vexed Cthulhu, the 13th Zodiac

  Once a mighty monster, ensnared and imprisoned by mythology. A former master of the art form,  Cthulhu — vexed — now finds himself caged within the prism. A fallen child of the Ancient Ones, left neither to prosper nor to … Continue reading

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A Gift Still Wrapped

There is no wider space than silence. It is a gift still wrapped, a fantasy undefined, a gravity well of possibilities. Words disturb the tranquil perfection.

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Spindle Spine

Labeled Dactylspondylus on its enclosure by Dr. Lorelei, how shall I describe this miserable creature? Etymology: dactyl – hand; spondylus – of the spine It writhes. It fidgets. It picks at string. A long rope of vertebrae supported by spindly finger legs, not … Continue reading

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