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Haunted by the still, attentive spirit that split from you as you first lay down on a lover's bed, always staring from the corner of the ceiling despite your beckoning, you stared back until you drew & were drawn inside & skeined & fell 9 feet, cracking open your skull.

They watch your hands as you try to unlock the box. The key is delicate, teeth threatening to bend. You lose focus for a moment, and it falls through your palm. Your knuckles briefly dip through the surface of the table as you snatch it back up. The coachman's eyes are steady, as if nothing's happened. His young assistant has turned to the window, intent as if that mudded landscape could still hold any interest for him after their trip up.

Garden talk sets a lot of people at ease. You can have a nice chat about this year's disappointing tomato crop with your assassin as you bleed out.

If you make a soup with green peas & small pasta shells, many of the peas will make their way inside the shells to form green-pupiled eyes which will roll wildly as the pot roils, then gaze calmly at you from the bowl.

Reaching the point in a stretch of insomnia at which I begin barring myself from touching, literally or metaphorically, anything of importance.

Definitely one of the easier & more palatable posited methods of homunculi-formation, though I suppose it would necessitate some form of birth.
(from William Newman's The Homunculus and His Forebears)

Transubstantiate your handful of macadamias into gravel & feel yourself exalted by the splendid puissance of your teeth.

What occupations even are there for a woman so suited to working in the cold, wet dark, besides icicle-honer, window-tapper, drowner of strayed travelers, etc.

A man in late middle age alternated between trying to flirt with me & boasting to my mother about his excellent finances, which I guess has been one of the more historically common experiences of courtship.

I'd really rather game designers (etc.) & occultists (etc.) (& etc.) never tried to give me a sense of accomplishment. Let me fidget & mull with matches & buttons; I don't need justification.

A game, possibly best suited to other women with a diminished but extant interest in men:

1. Remember the last at least mildly famous man you were attracted to, and do an image search.
2. Ask whether the 1st resulting image of them shows any hint of what drew you. If not, consider the 2nd, the 3rd, etc.
3. Write down the number at which you answer affirmatively, if any, and stare at it as you'd stare at an untidy circle of blood & feathers on the snow outside your home.

I ordered a finial riser from a place down in Texas & it arrived in an envelope strongly redolent of barbecue.

one taloned foot digging for traction as she's buffeted back towards the creek, wings above madly shoving at the air behind her

It's good to feel a gulp of cold water travel down the esophagus. A viscera voice saying something unworrying for once.

Being incapable of shouting is a ludicrous weakness. I need to be taken to practice at a... shouting range.

God, I hadn't been to a show where people sang along en masse in years & years. Shouting "BUT THERE IS NO FUCKING FUTURE" in unison with that many people is an awfully good thing to do.
I mean really I still don't know how to shout (or sing), but I did my damnedest.

A suggestion for the next time you (or I) change your (my) name: pronounced as "Giselle", spelled "Chisel".

Just came within a 15° bag-tipping angle of adding ~25 walnut-sized chunks of ginger root to this tomato sauce instead of the portobello pieces I meant to grab, at which point I'd have had to shovel in butter & cream cheese until it became frosting for a vast semi-savory cake.

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelque soit votre langue.