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Cold Curse Files--Prologue1-2
Cold Curse Files--Part 1The Outermost Gate
It all started with a house. The House was known by various names, the Puzzle Place, the Labyrinth, the Tangle, the Melgalish Mystery Mansion. It was so incredibly vast and convoluted that no one had ever succeeded in mapping it completely. It was really difficult to map a house that existed mostly as an infinite number of doors and rooms scattered throughout the known world and universe. Rumor had it that Melgalish, the wizard who built it, didn't use any blueprints or conventional building material, and also was completely insane.
"It wasn't built at all," people would say. "He just materialized his dreams into reality."
Over the years, the House acted as a gateway for many travelers. Some thought it w
Volpi.You will find that the story you tell
is very rarely your own. In Lucca,
even the smallest pebbles
breathe in the warm sunlight.
Knotted stones and cobbled roads
beat out a paper-dry heartbeat heat
my city breathes in and out,
inhales sparrow air.
It's writing a story.
You are the pen.
You will find that in Lucca
the daisy chains forge fire
in side streets and back alleys.
Teenagers intertwine. Tell me,
odd flower, are you still closed?
Here we are colored wax;
the heat of the city melts us.
We run into each other, rhapsody
of pigments. Operas are our specialties.
Open up; feel the reds.
If not, try and see them. There is a place
of deep knife marks, a street
long as midnight
you may learn something there.
Valentina's voice glimmers like red wine.
You may enjoy intoxications. Still,
know alcohol has no story
and will swallow your own.
Find the sign with the wolf on it.
You'll know the place. Epiphanies ring true as church-bells.
Lucca still guides the wanderers
to well sp
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