By Lampost

On his deathbed, the Afterwife a breath away, King Harus was recorded muttering this phrase twice: “Our ancestors crystallize too.”

Most dismiss this as flavorful Nibenean prologuanda, lined with honied mithril, though his line (both legitimate and hush-hush) swear by the fifteen and one auric syllables.


  • post(partum/mortem)

    I like the wordplay, particularly the Afterwife. The afterlife as a midwife is just fantastic. The parenthetical reminded me of Salman Rushdie.