Jackalopes

Jackalopes

3.2K Reads 364 Votes 20 Part Story
TymorTheTrickster By TymorTheTrickster Completed

Where's the way the shades are walking?

Where's the feet that crushed the cleavestones?

Are you asking

What's that thunder

Rolling in the caves and caverns?

I am urged, yes forced to tell you

Of the rivers and the grottos

Of the fierce-proud jackalopes

They are in the deep of cosmos

Under borderworld Xibalba

They are skull-flames in the darkness

Lighters of the smoke and builders

Of the pylons and the great roads

That leads from here into hereafter

By the shores of river Lethe

In the mountains, near the forest

Betwixt the dream cave and the danger

Of the deep-steep walls of fire

In the house of shades and ladies

Horns of fire, ears of heart-smoke

Steps held windward, will-hearts flaring

Teeth to cut the ancient demons

The sound of thunder all beneath us

Is the stomping of their laughter

Rebounding from shaman to scrivener

Of the fierce-proud jackalopes

Hear me sing the song of legends

And the hope of the departed

  • afterlife
  • demons
  • dragons
  • featured
  • gods
  • jackalopes
  • paperwork
  • scissors
  • shades
  • silver
  • trickster
  • underworld
soporificabsurdist soporificabsurdist Apr 04, 2017
This is wonderful - absurd and dreamlike and I prefer longer chapters  personally!
shailajapvl shailajapvl Dec 29, 2017
Honestly I was hooked when I read the story description. Very unusual, intriguing and unique. You really have a signature style of writing. I wish I could write the way you do.
MrVenom MrVenom Jan 16
I’m quite confused as to what is supposed to be going on. Are they dead and in some sort of afterlife? Is this supposed to be like Watership Down? Also, there’s so much information being flung at the reader that it’s hard to grasp the concept.
Kayjay9651 Kayjay9651 Feb 01
Great imagery in your opening chapter and interesting relationships emerging :) . are the shades in the underworld from all creatures, but then they have a separate paradise?
Jesjournal90 Jesjournal90 Dec 16, 2017
Beuatiful! After reading this, I want to rewrite my story as soon as possible.
Very interesting chapter, i like the descriptions of the city and its layout.