Jim Stitzel

I dabble a little in a lot of things — writing, webcomics, gaming, photography, web design, music, and more. I write code full-time and words in the gaps in between.

I held that piece of flesh up before me, bitter distaste filling my mouth. If what my father and I had done before had been blasphemy, this was surely something far worse, to desecrate the body of a god in such a way.

And yet it was necessary. This war between gods and men should never have been begun in the first place, and this was the only way I knew to seek a truce.

I turned to the father-post and laid the flesh of the god-face over the face of my own father. Bile rose in my throat as I did so, but I forced it down. I pressed on the flesh, forming and shaping it to the face of my father, until the visage of the post was no longer that of the parent I knew but of the god we had destroyed.

And then I stepped back. And waited.

It took time, and the sun passed silently overhead as the hours passed. I began to fear I had mangled the ritual, that all this had been for naught.

But then the god-post opened its mouth and drew in a deep breath. A moment later, its eyes opened and the god looked directly at me.

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Every installment leaves me with the feeling that there's so much world-building just waiting to happen around this. It smells a little like Gene Wolfe, and in my book that's high praise indeed.

Great work, Jim.

  • #2318 Posted 6 years ago
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  • 5 out of 5
Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Thank you. The next few installments are going to give you some of that worldbuilding you're looking for.

  • #2321 Posted 6 years ago
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Oh man, this is fantastic. I love it.

  • #2326 Posted 6 years ago
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