a courtship of beasts

Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Issue 209, September 2016

"She came loping through the tumbledown mouth of the ruined library, her hair waving in the shade then sun then shade beneath the archways, the leaning almost-archways that Shams had sketched not one hour ago. He had an impression of her—hungry pouncing legs and a thrusted tail and flashing teeth, flashing smile, flashing eyes, and the widest smile in all the world—and then she was past them and gone . . ."



Art: Griffin from Arlanza, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya