In mythology, the hero descends into the underworld. What happens when the underworld ascends?
Whistlepig, a serialized fiction.
Blood dappling the dust, old bones dancing in the dark.
Chapter 1: Whakapohne
A hallucination audits an introductory class in Cultural Anthropology.
Chapter 2: The Skeleton
Necromancy in the forest of the Makah.
Chapter 3: Schrödinger’s Rat
Quantum rat hunting is inherently paradoxical.
Chapter 4: Darkness Rising
Shamans don’t advertise in the Peninsula Daily News.
Chapter 5: The Vine of Souls
Ayahuasca is also called the vine of the dead but that sounds unnecessarily ominous.
Chapter 6: Resurrection
A door answered by a dwarf in a kimono.
Chapter 7: The Hanged Man
Purple Martins rain from the sky.
Chapter 8: Nevermore
Rathskill had no compunction about lying to authority.
Chapter 9: Signs and Portents
Behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is
Chapter 10: Scout’s Honor
The blond always goes into the basement. It’s in the script.
Chapter 11: Fiddler’s Green
Pistol shrimp with a cartoon claw.
Chapter 12: Lili Marlene
A sufficiently desperate man.
Chapter 13: The Disappeared
Does the act of questioning your sanity prove you’re sane?
Chapter 14: Hallelujah Bill
Those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives…
Chapter 15: The Green Man
Sometimes myths becomes real.
Chapter 16: Weebles Wobble
The mountain speaks but what does it say?
Chapter 17: Smuggler’s Blues
You don’t mess with the dead without consequences.
Chapter 18: RAT
Kill them all. Let God sort them out.
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