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  1. Rec 4

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    “You must take him.”

    At night before Hermes’ leery eyes stood Despoina herself, clothed in vests of night skies full of glittering stars, her shadowed dark hair tied back in a stripped snood. A mantle red as pomegranate – red as blood – wrapped a small boy cradled in her arms.

    (Thrice ten thousand seasons. This is how long the Transmigration would take until a world’s denizen were free from the Grievous Cycle, had they lived a good, fulfilling, virtuous life thrice in succession.)

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    29 Dec 2021

  2. Rec 6

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    Why is it so hot down here? Why is it so bright down here? It ain't right and it ain't natural.
    On building a foundry in the underground.

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    09 Mar 2021

  3. Rec 10

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    these stories have a way of repeating themselves, of cycling just like the seasons. she makes the same choices. the same mistakes. he does, too. the stories go on, told and retold.

    tragedies, their tellers call them. do they ever learn? asks the rest.
    not for the sake of the story— she knows one day she'll wake up and it'll all have wound back to the start.

    but here, in the end after the end, the beginning before the start— epilogue, interlude, prologue, some amalgamation of all three— she would tell that audience that asks if they learn, we do, we do, we do. (ain't our fault the fates love a sad story.)

    (orpheus and persephone, in the world six feet above)

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    20 Jan 2021

  4. Rec 67

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    Dave Roberts has been dealing in military collectibles for over thirty years, but has never had a request quite like the one that landed in his inbox from acooper@buttonhouseevents.co.uk.

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    11 Nov 2020

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    They kill each other once. Again. The third time, Nicolo stands and watches Yusuf heal before he pulls him to his feet. “Come. I will be gentle this time.”

    Yusuf laughs at him. “You won’t have a choice.”

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    03 Sep 2020