Thursday, May 28, 2009
Walking At Night/ Dreaming Of Monsters Underground
I was walking the other night, on the edge of town. I was crossing a bridge when I looked down and saw a large gaping hole in the dirt below. It was probably the size of a car and the bottom was hidden by darkness, so maybe it went down for dozens of feet, I don't know. But it made me wonder what could have made that hole. I imagined a large alligator like creature with dozens of reptilian arms and sharp earth digging claws. A long sharp snout with a twisted mouth that spirals around to the tip, a long crooked jaw full of small sharp glistening teeth that jut in every direction. The skin solid as a rock and scaled in some overlapping pattern, small sharp plates peeling backwards. The head would work like a giant drill, letting it carve through the ground. The eyes, perhaps dozens, scattered around the long cone like snout. The tail would likely move whip like, with some tattered mass of dark hair or dozens of snake like fingers, letting it brush the earth aside from its passages into the world below.
Posted by Aeron at 6:10 AM