Hey Gauntleteers, it’s time to crowdsource the miscellany for Codex - Melancholy. This miscellany is called “Three Dozen Things Lost, Perhaps Forever.” Submissions need to be a single sentence, or 2-3 short sentences. By submitting here, you’re agreeing to let us use it (you’ll get a credit on the issue). We’re looking for evocative things; the purpose of the miscellany is to inspire the reader.
Here are some examples:
“Historians are divided about whether the late Dr. Zuleyma Stokes ever made it to the surface of Stradus Q118, but the planet’s fierce magnetic storms make a remote examination of its surface all but impossible. A recent expedition to retrieve her body went silent on descent, the crew assumed lost.”
“Faith returned bolder and kinder, brimming with stories she could never tell of timid giants and bronze statues that bent to listen and never never told her she was lying. The next time a blackberry bush bent just so, leaving an opening just large enough for a girl willing to sacrifice her dress for more important things, she wasted no time on goodbyes.”
“The Emperor has promised a fortune in land and jewels to anyone who can rediscover the technique of spinning song into silk, taunted by antique dresses and shawls that turn every rustle and fold into an ever-changing symphony.”
P.S. If you want to be credited as something other than the name on your forum profile, let me know! DMs here or on Slack (@ryanm) are fine for that, but please keep submissions in this thread.