Monday, August 25, 2014

Excerpt: Blind Ascent

Gutts, J. (1974). Blind ascent. Heritageville: Orville (out of print).
[S]ome compared them to Crooked Houses — but in this case, the higher you climb, the taller they grow. Vertigo push-pull on vertical ascent. Prenatal monoliths… bone without sinew, grasping into the heavens… Acidic skies suffusing the Easy Breathers with despair, to the point where their Thumotic Assertive is quelled (not that they had much of it in the first place). Heartier souls, of course, would have no problem with the challenge of the climb...