Monday, August 22, 2016


"Regarding the actual phenomenon of their procreation, I have little to say; but that little is characteristic enough. First of all, this reproduction occurs four times a year, right before the equinoxes and solstices, and only on the clearest nights. The Xipéhuz gather in groups of three, and each of these groups eventually assemble themselves into a single extended ellipse. Thus they remain all night and morning until the sun reaches its highest elevation. When they part, vague, vaporous and enormous shapes arise."
J.-H. Rosny, The Xipéhuz
as translated by Scott Nicolay
Read Scott's blog-post about this story here.

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