In the mists, in the skies.

May 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

They say the mage mist is just a by-product. Acceptable levels of thaumic leakage, they say. Unavoidable and harmless, they say. It’s not true, you know. None of it is true. It’s as alive as you or I. More alive than that Boxer over there, anyway. Oh, yes, it’s alive…and it speaks if you listen hard enough. On a quiet night you can hear it whispering sweet secrets and fortunes. It can whisper all night sometimes. All night long. Tales of other places and other times. Before the City. After the City, perhaps, when there’s nothing but trees and clouds.

Hah, you’re right. It does sound crazy. People always say it sounds crazy and maybe it is. Doesn’t stop it being true. The mage mist is a mouth. Or maybe it’s an eye. Maybe it’s both. A mouth and an eye that speaks as it sees and sees what it speaks. It’s all the same, really.

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Crazy it might be but if you could get up close to it, up on the roofs, who knows what you might find, eh?

Knock, Turn

March 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

Tapping tapping quick close in my ear and my eyes open with the room washed blue dark blue in the moonlight shine through the shutter through the window and I’m lying in a bed looking out at the room and I see a shadow figure washed blue dark blue standing in the room again like the last time but she’s closer slightly closer still not quite there under water and I see the panelled walls hanging paintings dimly shimmer through her as she’s talking and I can’t hear her can’t quite hear her just a whisper but I know she is angry is worried is scared and when she stops she’s waiting for me glances away shakes her head glances back with her mouth just slightly open eyes wet but I say nothing and she’s gone perhaps never there and my eyes open once more.

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