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.

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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.

2 comments

  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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