The Simile Museum

Tag: The Last Illusion

“Finally Silber appeared–no bird mask, thank God–in a black cape that he supposed could resemble wings, over black leather pants and boots. He swayed from one side of the stage to the other, staggered almost, like a drunk, like someone on strings, helpless, confused, maybe even horrified. He did not smile.”

-Porochista Khakpour


“None of them could bear to imagine that child, their own flesh and blood, raised by birds, essentially a bird slowly converted to human by lab scientists. He appeared in the prayers of this scattered cult once in a while, but even then they, with their own troubles, eventually let the horror of him fade, like an old bad dream.”

-Porochista Khakpour