David Gallay’s story “Cheminagium” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 9 February 2018.
This story began with the image of a two men standing before a gate in the mountains. At their feet was a body, crumpled in the snow. I knew the two men were brothers. The body remained a mystery until I heard someone define “cheminage” on the radio, as an old word for a toll to pass through the forest. That’s exactly what the body was. Everything else flowed from the tension of that triangle and the strange red sky on the other side of that gate.
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