“The Gift” / Memorable Fancies #16

[“It is easier to raise a shrine than bring the deity down to haunt it.” –Samuel Beckett]

After taxes that pre-humbled our people for practice, after importing marble at great cost and fighting off tribes to bring it here, and after many crushed limbs in the building of it, and the spiremaker’s falling-death – we built the shrine.

Even from the day of cornerstone and speech the gods were there among us shouting, boistering, cajoling the stonemasons on, eager for the altar’s gift to fill their brimming lips.

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