I fall down and down and down, into a yet-deeper version of the story, which is also a version of the show I remember so well from my college days.
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I become Arp, imprisoned in the Pale Oaks, where I am free only to pet the Spine and stroll through a Viennese nightmare with Dubravka
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In which I plunge into an ominous cartoon on a pirate channel from the 80s, attempt a dangerous journey across the ruined BerkshireArts campus, and…
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In which my many selves bear the puppet-Emperor to the Commodore for his big speech; Flap tells of bloodshed in Butte; and I escape the fray only to…
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In which I find myself in a monastery, under the needle of the Quay Brothers
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A nocturnal train journey through ruined territory; eerie signs about what lies beyond Berkshire; the Bomb, slumbering underground; a last-minute…
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On Pynchon's V., an endlessly climbing ape, and Professor Squimbop II's "Legacy of ANGEL HOUSES"
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In which I supposedly meet Arp for the first time in the Mirogoj Cemetery, and the nature of deja vu and recursion in Berkshire grows clearer and more…
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Arrival in town; I meet Flap at the Commodore; a disorienting stroll through what's become of the campus.
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Ominous signs in the city, a surprise letter, an eerie train journey due north.
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Welcome to Spine & Arp: The Series by me, David Leo Rice. I'm a writer of dark and surreal fiction from Northampton, MA. My novels include A Room in…