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Posted by on Mar 3, 2001 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The sky is too high and the sun-bird is too bright. There is grass everywhere and some human’s stupid face.

He’d been sure it would be a nightmare, coming to the surface, Joffun had.

Then he’d thought it would be an adventure.

Somewhere along the line the adventure of it had faded and being so far from home makes him feel tense and weak.

“You can look at it whenever,” says Mr. Gulley.

“It probably won’t need bird’s spittle anyway.”

“I should hope not,” says Mr. Gulley, almost eagerly, and doesn’t get why Joffun growls and then looks away.

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Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The little wooden boy looks around the pantry. It sees the pantry of its own conceptions.

Sometimes it is distantly aware of this.

Sometimes it will remember Hans’ dread black jam. Sometimes it will smell that jam, or taste that jam, and it will understand that it is seeing not the world as it is but the world as it is understood to be.

At such times it will sneak off and work great mischiefs among the things of Hans’ farm. It will release the paper serpent, say, into the ocean. Or it will mix up Hans’ reagents, so that instead of bottled summer he keeps newts’ eyes. Instead of cow’s-fire he’ll have stored the blood of goats.

Sometimes the little wooden boy will disguise itself, using a stone on its forehead, so that Hans suspects it of being an emu, or a wallaby, or some other farm animal, and doesn’t recognize it as the wooden boy itself.

It does all these things —

Or, then again, quite possibly it does not.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Uncategorized, Vidar's Boot: Chapter 07 | 0 comments