Archive for October, 2009

The Fourth Entrance
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

In a blind alley in Detroit there are three doors. One leads to the storeroom of a dive bar, the smell (and slop) of pickles and beer creeping out onto the stoop. One is the rear door of a low-rent apartment block, and echoes of domestic disputes and shady deals. The last is outlined in […]

Dusk in the swamp
Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Dusk in the swamp clicks and thrums with the sound of frogsong. Bigger things, and more dangerous, stir in the shadows and in the deeps, but for now no tooth nor claw can be seen. The air is thick, with moisture and with waiting, and with dangling matted creepers and all manner of tiny winged […]

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The rooftops of the night city were her territory – all aerials and architraves and staggering gulfs of air. She could see him best from up there on high, always clothed in darkness and half-hidden from sight. She would flit from place to place, keeping the high ground. When it was so late as to […]