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    The Summit of Yyingrigotl (Part 1 / NSFW)

    A heavy tapestry whipped and churned, its duty to bar cold snow and freezing winds failed so often few even knew of its original purpose. Beyond this curtain’s ill-kept barrier was a dangerous outcropping that only the intrepid were bound for, hewn from the very mountain it jutted from. With a...
  2. P

    My Essay Published: A Close Reading of Charles Baudelaire's "To Each His Own Chimera"

    My latest featured essay, A CloseReading of Charles Baudelaire’s “To Each His Own Chimera,” went live yesterday.Hope you get to read it. See it at...
  3. L

    Nobe's Tale (Mythology)

    This is very very brief.
  4. Tyrannohotep

    A Minyan's Lament

    I wrote this free-verse poem pretty much on the fly, but it did evolve from a story idea I've had bubbling in my head for a while. It's supposed to reference ancient Greek and Germanic (e.g. Norse) mythology, but I worry that some of the allusions may be too obscure or otherwise unclear to the...
  5. Edward Picot

    Gilgamesh, part 10

    Concluding the puppet-animation based (loosely) on the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh finally realises that he cannot rescue Enkidu from the Island of the Dead. He returns home, a sadder and wiser king, but he still has one last trick up his sleeve - the invention of writing. Part 10 of...
  6. Edward Picot

    Gilgamesh, part 9

    Continuing the puppet-animation based (loosely) on the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Having crossed the Ocean of Forgetfulness to reach the Island of the Dead, Gilgamesh re-encounters Uta-Napishti, the Distant One, who sets him a series of tests and tells the story of how death first came into...
  7. Edward Picot

    Gilgamesh, part 8

    Continuing the puppet-animation based (loosely) on the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh has travelled to the end of the world to rescue his friend Enkidu from the Island of the Dead. Now he must cross the Ocean of Forgetfulness. He encounters Ur-Shanabi the Ferryman, and the mysterious...
  8. Edward Picot

    Gilgamesh, part 7

    Continuing the puppet-animation based (loosely) on the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh travels to the Jewelled Garden at the end of the World, as the first part of his epic quest to rescue his friend Enkidu from the Island of the Dead. Part 7 of 10. On my site - Gilgamesh Part 7 On...
  9. Edward Picot

    Gilgamesh, part 6

    Continuing the puppet-animation based (loosely) on the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh and Enkidu encounter the monster in the sacred grove. Enkidu is killed, and Uta-Napishti, the Distant One, comes to claim him. Gilgamesh vows that he will travel to the end of the world to fetch Enkidu...
  10. Edward Picot

    Gilgamesh, part 3

    Continuing the puppet-animation based (loosely) on the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh has sent Samhat the Harlot to "tame" his rival Enkidu, but when he hears of Enkidu's sexual prowess, he resolves to take matters into his own hands after all. Episode 3 of 10. - Edward Picot
  11. Frivle Dilby

    Remedy-first draft

    This is my first time posting this, and only one other person has read it. It needs a lot of work so any comments would be helpful. Right now I have been working on this for... Longer than I care to say. I am about 60,000 words in and I figure I'm a quarter to a third of the way through the...
  12. A

    The Ballad of Hades

    Hades, thy brother, swallowed by father Stuck in a stomach, no room to wander The isolation was pain, the darkness, grief Oh, what he'd give to be able to leave (chorus) Hades, "The Dark One", black sheep of the herd Vile, oh what appalling misuse of the word Lonely and suffering...
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    From an Otherwise Comfortable Room

    [Shhh] I’m an island with a ghost in my head. I’m a rolling hill of grass. I’m a bird, an eagle or a sparrow. I’m a stag in the forest, a shadow in shadows. I’m a continent joining sunrise and sunset. I’m a saline sea whose waves are years. I’m a traveler and a homebody. I’m an artist...
  14. D

    Ethereal

    " She was the sun; light as day. But from her future, she wanted to run away He was the moon; dark as night, and his future, still not clear in sight Ere their very eyes they'll know each other. But their trust will never waver. He'll be banished, trodden, from sin begotten While she...
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