Fantasy Horror Science Fiction

Climbing the Motherman

By Henry Szabranski
Oct 4, 2020 · 6,891 words · 26 minutes


Story art by Henry Szabranski.  

From the author: This is the first Skink and Percher story.

As a young climbling, I would sit on the edge of wind-torn openings in the Motherman's chest and stare out at the other giants who stood motionless upon the horizon: the Hunter, huge net flung from outstretched hands, forever seeking his mysterious and elusive prey; the Maiden, slender arms held aloft as if to beseech the callous gods, withy tresses trailing like a stubborn nimbus; and the Hunchback, also known as the Beast, more distant but larger than the rest, leaning forward so that it...

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