[Excerpt from a untitled manuscript, written in a scrawling hand]
Stronger than scrimshaw? A skull full of guile. Whale bile. Bones in a pile. White-scraped gleaming. Kindle fire and crackle fat. Big black gobs of spat. Fume up. Fume up.
Feathers. Mad-eyed bird fell to ground.
Seeds. Nettle. Needly. Needles see.
Stir a bit.