Posts tagged “starfish”

  1. A young man was walking along the shore and saw a beach upon which thousands and thousands of starfish had washed ashore. It seemed to him that if he did not keep his pace quick, the starfish oozed closer to his toes, although he never actually caught one of them moving. They seemed always to have just been moving. Red and puckered hands covering the beach. Silent mouths pressed into the sand. A starfish is…

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  2. Some beasts were meant to have eyes; some were not. Starfish, which already operate in that terrifying and nebulous shadow world of animals who behave like plants (oddly enough, these are more frightening than plants that behave like animals), were not meant to. A starfish is a mouth wrapped in a hand. A starfish is a waking nightmare that moves by hydraulics. They are already sentient, living hands with a mouth at the center that spend their…

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