Stigmata Junction [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Thomas Wiloch
eBook Category: Horror/Dark Fantasy
eBook Description: Stigmata Junction is an outstanding collection of Thomas Wiloch's trademark surreal prose.
eBook Publisher: Naked Snake Press/Naked Snake Press, Published: 2005
Fictionwise Release Date: June 2006
4 Reader Ratings:
"Wiloch has been publishing what deserve to be included among the best prose poems ever written in any language. They are ... often simultaneously ... haunting, hilarious, cruel, and intensely unusual." --Thomas Ligotti
"Wiloch is far and away the leading prose-poet in the horror and dark fantasy genres."--Bruce Boston
The Passage into Manhood
There is a chair in the room and the boy sits on it. There is also a window but he doesn't look through it. It is night and there's nothing to see anyway. Instead, he concentrates on the light bulb on the ceiling. The light fills the room and warms his soul.
After many years the boy notices there is no door in the room. He sees, too, that it is not really night outside. The window is bricked over. He opens his mouth to speak.
The light bulb flickers out.
The chair collapses.
In the darkness, the terrified scream announces his passage into manhood.