Rapacis X. Loco Signa

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    The Rapacis X. Loco Signa, most hunted of beasts, suffers acute claustrophobia. For millennia thoughts of coffers, vaults, even silk-lined pockets, have driven Rapacis X. Loco Signa to seek refuge in uninhabited regions. She foresees her ex­tinction in the dark curve of human palms_; that these fleshy prisons are apparently too tiny to entrap her offers Rapacis X. Loco Signa no comfort. Despite her best efforts at stealth, in recent years several of her progeny have been caught in mine shafts (e.g. Orapa, Botswana_; Mirnyj, Russia; and Kimberley, Western Australia) and have yet to be released. Communicated telepathically, her children's tunnelled screams sound like giant drills scraping across Precambrian stone.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Bestiary
    EditorsAnn Vandermeer
    Place of PublicationLakewood, Colorado
    PublisherCentipede Press
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61347-133-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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