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  1. Public Bookmark 15

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    He inhales sharply at his own name, as though it hurts to hear it. In the pale morning light, his skin is almost greyish, paper-thin. If Artemy reached out, he could trace the sunken shape of his cheek, the small scar of a cut across it. 

    “Yes, you came here,” Dankovsky says at length, scarcely over a whisper. “You’ve seen—the state of me. Veni, vidi, vici—again, there’s really nothing to say.”

    There’s a pause. Artemy draws in a breath. “I won’t say it, then.” 

    Or; Artemy goes to the Capital.

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    11 May 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 39

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    “What?” Daniil demands, frowning. Without responding, Burakh reaches over to brush his fingers through Daniil’s hair.

    “You had leaves on you,” Burakh says, looking stupid and stunned in the dying sunlight.

    “Indeed,” says Daniil, feeling stupid and stunned himself.

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    For an intelligent person, Daniil is decidedly unobservant.

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    29 Apr 2021

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    As the ground beneath his boot soles shivered, the Haruspex at last knew what the odonghs meant when they said they could sense the weight of every pair of feet on the streets of the town.

    Because he felt footsteps that should not be there, crossing the Bridge Square.

    Walking west, to where the sun set, the steps spoke their own rhythmic language, tolling like a warning bell: I am going to see this to the end.

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    26 Apr 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 31

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    Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away…

    As much as Artemy wants to spend the night with his colleague, after the man makes an offer that they might take pleasure from each other if they're so inclined, when a butcher lays at last with his lover what will he see? A body to be caressed, or harvested? Haunted by visions of his place being to cut along the Lines, haunted by guilt over past choices, the Haruspex fears he won't be much of a close, intimate friend to Daniil Dankovsky after all...

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    25 Apr 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 31

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    Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away…

    As much as Artemy wants to spend the night with his colleague, after the man makes an offer that they might take pleasure from each other if they're so inclined, when a butcher lays at last with his lover what will he see? A body to be caressed, or harvested? Haunted by visions of his place being to cut along the Lines, haunted by guilt over past choices, the Haruspex fears he won't be much of a close, intimate friend to Daniil Dankovsky after all...

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    25 Apr 2021