Lucy Snyder

Soft Apocalypses

Lucy Snyder’s stories are the sort that carry you away to unusual places, usually dark ones, and this collection is a perfect example. As the follow-up to the Bram Stoker Award winning collection Soft Apocalypses, it contains plenty of darkly imaginative tales. Many of these stories, including the title piece, are heavily influenced by the work of H.P. Lovecraft and The King in Yellow mythos. They whisper madly among each other creating weird echoes. Like the black stars of theoretical astronomy they are dense entities born from polarization so strong that instead of collapsing into nothingness, a black hole, they instead form dark constellations burning dimly with spectral light.
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  • irene. 🌤️shared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading

    Magdala Amygdala, The Cold Blackness Between, The Leviathan of Trincomalee, 10/10.


  • irene. 🌤️has quotedlast year
    We will use the blood of this world to write dark, beautiful poetry across the walls of the universe.
  • Charis Hindodihas quoted8 months ago
    was bound, though I have not bound.

    I was not recognized. But I have recognized

    that the All is being dissolved,

    both the earthly and the heavenly.

    –The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
  • Lunahas quotedlast year
    But she smiles at me, and I find myself smiling back, warmed by the first spark of real human feeling I’ve had in months. I have to believe that we’re still human. I have to.

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