Canto III – Moratorium (Prostagma)

Canto III 1Canto III 2

Appendix A 1

Appendix A 2


I’ve since changed jobs and the novelty of adaptation is taking its toll. As such, I haven’t been able to write remotely as much as I’d wish. Canto III is a simple introduction into the first arc of the story, as well as ground-work to introduce Thanatos as a regular character (which will happen in the next Canto). This one isn’t all that great, truly, but my energy levels are scathing.

The Appendix is not a required read, but rather, a big edit of one of my many pages of conceptualisation for the story. The Battle of Kytinion was a central catalyst to the story, so its accounts will be many and varied throughout the epic; thus, Thanatos account is facultative; but since I’m currently building his parsonage, I’d figure this was an interesting and fun opportunity to write as he would.

I will post other Appendix throughout the Cantos, as I’m awful at drawing, and showing you nice visuals of these events (that I do have in my mind), is outside my reach. As such, I’m bound to conceptualise through words, and appendixes are the only mediums for that.

Disclaimer: Canto III holds many references to Max Richter’s oeuvre, including “Catalogue of Afternoons” and “On The Nature of Daylight“. Appendix A contains some references to modern musician Bon Iver, with “Moon-Water” and “Caught in Daylight” being the most prominent. 

Thank you much, for reading me.


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A tick clinging to the bristles of a purple boar.

5 thoughts on “Canto III – Moratorium (Prostagma)”

  1. Man isn’t man till his truest mistake… what a beautiful line echoing a tragic fall of man, I loved the description and imagery. Will read again to leave a detailed feedback. As always it’s classic!

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  2. “And one who owes in life owes double in death.” That line struck me from your previous entry in this series
    Honestly I actually remembered it and that never happens 🙂 so don’t underestimate yourself

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    1. It’s sort of a common theme in this first Act, as in, why this specific Underworld seems so grim and yet, so comfortable. We are far too familiar with debt, these days, it seems.
      All kinds of debt.
      And I’d imagine, if there was an Underworld, it could only be worse, for an “eternity’s worth”.
      Thanks Nemo!

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