Saturday, January 28, 2012

Postrscript to the Girl with Long Black Hair

To live outside the law you must be honest. —Dylan

And that, too, might help to answer your objection that an ogre can’t be reasonable. For perhaps the smaller ogres can’t, the regular random hustlers after flesh, obeying the usual and well-known laws of predation.

But for the largest ogres, the true monarchs of the dark: these have need of codes for their feeding. These will not, cannot, deprive without rightful ceremony and strict adherence to a rule.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Reasonable Ogre

“How can an ogre be reasonable?” asked the girl with long black hair. “They’re not like that. It’s simply impossible.”

I tried to explain my point of view on ogres, but couldn’t come up with the right words at the moment. Not anything that would let her see things as I saw them, anyway.

“It just depends on what kinds of ogres you mean, or maybe which ones you’ve met,” I said finally. “Obviously, we haven’t met the same ogres.”

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ogre Sequence