Sunday, September 15, 2013

Intermediacy (Kiss my Dragonhide)

Episode Seven

Sierra Telegraphica ~ Jacek Yerka

The road is made of ash and the remnants of a billion butterfly wings; or so Atom surmises as he pedals through the wasteland.
Looking back with slight apprehension, he sees he’s created in his wake a grey cloud that half-obscures the receding green island of Blue52.
In his peripheral vision the sides of the road are littered with dead husks dreams; half-formed creatures with wings decayed to skeletal fingers and ribcages fit to imprison the mind in their complex weave; grey phantoms that disappear as soon as Atom plucks the courage to look at them directly.
To his right, in the distance, a commuter train barrels in sketchy black silhouette and Atom realises that he’s broken his daily prescribed routine and wonders if they’ll miss him.
In the gloom ahead expands another green island and as Atom draws closer he sees trees and fields and hears the sound of birds.
“Area Green15” says a sign beside the tree-lined entrance.
Beneath the official letters someone has scratched out the words “Unthank welcomes careful diverse”

See Mad Scientist’s Notebook (Entry No 1.3)


Letitia Coyne said...

A surprise entry.


Garth said...

Yes! As the story takes shape it sometimes needs a little re-shaping.
I'm still making it up as I go :)

Harlequin said...

another gorgeous description.... and I love the way you partner the images with the words/story. I wonder if anyone will notice he has stepped off his routine.... nice notion. I wonder than myself sometimes....

Garth said...

They'll notice when your targets arnt met