Rohan Quine, “The Platinum Raven” – chapter 19 “Mirrors in the labyrinth” – second sample – video
Amber fantasises hanging by his tail from the ceiling, racked with week-long muscle spasms, vomiting erotically without relent and drowning when the room is filled above his snout. What a use for life this is—no destiny or meaning, just compulsion and error, pushing slops of grey at cliffs of blank. Down is the bottom line; up’s preserved for next time. Listen: every single thing passes, tires, breaks. Like the sudden grey fingers at the edges of a photocopy carelessly executed, everything distresses on reflection! Amber can’t be bothered to supply us with a proof, but he’s right, fuck his eyes! So let the show carry on, then—there might be a joke!
…And from underneath the tower comes a sigh of spitting sand.
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