An experimental short story at the intersection of mythology, existential occult horror, transcendent adventure story, exploration of consciousness and creativity, and psychedelic memoir.
A frail old man, tortured by grief and delusion, is dying a pitiful and horrifying death, and he is utterly alone. How has it come to this?
Scars and bleeding wounds in the shapes of magical symbols mark the length of his body—wards against the demon that chases him. He can run no longer, and the demon’s grip tightens.
In his last breaths, he must travel back through his quickly fading memories to discover the source of his torment. If he can remember the moment he let the demon in, perhaps he can find some clue to escape it and the damnation it portends.
But the closer he gets to that memory, the harder the demon fights, and the more his mind slips from him. He is running out of time.