13 Imaginary Tarot Cards, Unsuitable for Cartomancy

1. The Black Hole. A starry-eyed god shifts in swirls, his roaring maw swallowing worlds.

2. Medusa. With one hand she strokes a snake. In the other, a heart of stone.

3. The Fly. Iridescent wings, meticulous mandibles.

4. Vivisection. Life distilled to geometry.

5. The Impossible Tower. A factory chimney, reflected in a lake.

6. The Blue Rose. A clawed hand places it on the pillow of a woman wracked by bad dreams.

7. Blank. Turn it over, then back. Look again. Still blank.

8. The Bird King. His wings are a fog of nausea.

9. Ambition. A pyramid of corpses, surmounted by an office chair.

10. The Wolf. In the shadow of a fedora’s brim: sorrowful eyes, a snarling smile.

11. The Orgasm. An explosion in a skull.

12. Eve. A gorgon, standing in a pool of blood.

13. The Broken Mirror. A man crouches, weeping, over its thirteen dagger-like pieces.


This piece is dedicated to Diana Probst, whose idea it was. Part 10 is for Kneel Downe. Parts 2 and 12 are for Medusarants. Copyright James Knight. All rights reserved.


  1. Hi! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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