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Thursday, September 25

To Walk in Carcosa: Part 6 – The Sculpture Museum

Reunited with the three orcs, they eventually discovered a small, white building that a discreet sign announced as the Sculpture Museum. All around were manicured gardens dotted with statuary of animals, men, and women—a medusa with its head of snakes screaming, a strange creature clutching a human child to its breast, a perfect replica of a cypress tree next to the real thing—byakhees presented angular wet-black arrangements, folded in upon themselves like bat wings. The last were by the entrance.

As they passed, the creatures shifted, their eyes swiveling jerkily. One clapped its great jaws together.

Scarbelly nearly smashed its head in with an axe. “I don’t like this.”

“It’s a little late for that,” said Ilmarė. [MORE]

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