Archive for October, 2011


October 31, 2011

Oh, the wicked liar, oh, the shameless untruths she was telling! And even if Lyra hadn’t known them to be lies…she would have hated it with a furious passion. Her dear soul, the daring companion of her heart, to be cut away and reduced to a little trotting pet? Lyra nearly blazed with hatred, and Pantalaimon in her arms became a polecat, the most ugly and vicious of all his forms, and snarled.


October 30, 2011

A raven aria in seven movements.


October 29, 2011

curling lamb’s breath coated her eyes, diffusing the earth ’til it vanished in early morning washes of white


October 28, 2011

Glacial debris shielding my chest and shoulders; I don’t have a choice.


October 27, 2011

She said, eyes like foxes crawling underground to die.


October 26, 2011

Palms to animal palms, again.


October 25, 2011

Four fingers under my jaw, lifting.


October 24, 2011

I read tonight and that was neat.


The alethiometer had indicated something uncanny and unnatural, which was alarming; but who was she? Lord Asriel’s daughter. And who was under her command? A mighty bear. How could she possibly show any fear?


October 23, 2011

Like I can see now, this bath’s nice, and there’s a nice warm towel there, about five minutes away. And once I’m dry, maybe I’ll think of summing nice to eat, but no further than that. And when I’ve eaten, maybe I’ll look forward to a kip in a comfortable bed. But after that, I dunno, Lyra. There’s been terrible things we seen, en’t there?


October 22, 2011

Now Lyra’s head was full of a roar, as if she were trying to stifle some knowledge from her own consciousness.