I'm pleased to announce that I will soon be releasing a Lodhuven novelette entitled 'Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly' under the Triskele Media imprint! This story takes place several hundred years after 'The Longest Road in the Universe' and explores the lives of Lodhuven descendants whose broken genome forces them to seek salvation from near-mythical Bodhuven dissidents rumored to be trapped in the event horizon of a supermassive black hole. Here's a little something from the story to whet your appetite:
The dancers waited in a fleshy knot at the center of the room, swaying like a solar prominence rising out of a chromosphere. The drummers’ hands descended in Third Prime; thump-thump, tap-tap-tap, and the dancers spiraled out in Fibonacci. Thump-thump-thump, tap-tap-tap-tap into Fourth Prime, and they lifted their hands, rolled their hips and fell into Pi. Gryph stepped forward, his jembe heavy between his legs and slapped the rim loud and fast, a Fifth Prime signal to begin the polyrhythm. Aris' emerald feet flashed, and her dancers followed; female and male, Chlorophylloids, Amaurotics, Ecdysials and Mules, a representative few of the many afflicted branches on the human tree. The rhythm split into four. Two Shunts knelt in the hourglasses of their horizontal drums and held the First Prime heartbeat with skeletal hands. It was all they could manage, but like most of their people, they were fierce in the face of their frailties. The other drummers divided the primes between them as the dancers locked arms, whirled in a circle and sent their orange robes whipping about their knees. Several minutes passed. Hands and feet darkened with heat, and they all fell as a single being into the no-mind of perfect cadence. Gryph signaled again, and the drummers transitioned to Fifth Prime monorhythm together. The dancers fanned out, spun in place, forced the Bodh entheogen from belly to blood to brain where it uncoupled flesh from spirit. Then their bodies dropped to the floor, and their souls journeyed down into Grandmother Mælkevejen's belly.