Category Archives: Aristeia

Winter Birds

Denial Minerva could wash away the blood but she could not wash away the sin. Dark, red tears clouded an icy creek that slushed through the Kabacki Forest, and within that diluted stream of gore she envisioned warnings. Though the Kabacki … Continue reading

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On Creation

Prudent – not so much “We experimented with the biology of flora before we made any attempts to alter the genetic makeup of creatures on earth. We would sprout gardens of wooden flowers along the banks of the Euphrates; or transform … Continue reading

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Eckstein No.5

Fortune Raïsaic looted six more bodies on his way out of the graveyard but only found talismans and mementos of superstition, and those tokens had not saved their owners, so he left them untouched lest provoke their rotten luck. Throughout the … Continue reading

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The Red Gospel

Nearing the steeple of Sacre Coeur Basilica, Juno sensed a familiar personality coating the travertine stone. Do not be so shallow as to dismiss the notion that buildings too possess souls. Architecture is no stranger to personality. Hospitals are as easily identifiable … Continue reading

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Broken pieces of the moon

…Pitiful symphonies defined each and every liberation. The frequency of dejected, lonely souls haunted Reuben Remus as he tried to sleep, and yet Terra remained cutoff from him. Within the vacuum of those lonely nights Reuben Remus found despair. He cut holes in … Continue reading

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Cold bones and hollow veins anchored Reuben Remus to the corner. He shrunk into the hardwood and cupped his ears to guard himself from the sadness around him. Panicked cries and frenzied shouts battered the outside of his window. Despair … Continue reading

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Vanishing Acts

“… Terra trusted that gravity would resolve the remainder of her task. And so it did… She kept Callimachus calm during that six-story free fall, providing his mind with the same weightlessness that his body was experiencing. The fantastic conclusion … Continue reading

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Levitate

“…Between street vendors and rhythmic breathing; down pathetic streets and machine-gunned intersections; around bashful emotions both true and fake; and with rising erections warmed by music that was surely imagined they neared the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland. The attitude of … Continue reading

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a history reborn

There is always time for rewrites… Here is the updated history of a young Reuben Remus. __________ “It was 1918 – war’s end – time to rebuild. The resurgence of intellectualism reinvigorating Poland attracted Benjamin and Martha Remus to the Mokotòw district of … Continue reading

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A new chapter

With respect to god Major Faust and Sergeant Richter removed the Remus family from the pages of their own history book, stealing away their faces, and the faces of fathers and mothers that lived before them, so the Clematis Ballroom might … Continue reading

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