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.
|Title of host publication||The Bestiary|
|Place of Publication||Lakewood, Colorado|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|