Sister Pulcheria and the Jesuits

It is reported that Sister Pulcheria, in an attempt to integrate her spiritual and political desires, sought counsel with Father Ramón Aleazar, iconic mystic of the Western Watersheds. Sister Pulcheria, in her unbound collection of biographical writings, From the Water Underground, expressed her interest in axial-spinning, a radical mystical tradition possibly dating to the mid-sixteenth century, allegedly aligning ground to sky through the central axis of the human body.

The Flowage Rebellions

The Muratorian Fragment contains a list of the extant histories of the Midwestern Water Wars. The most interesting witness to the formative stages of the rebellions was a woman known only as Sister Pulcheria, who, in either tribute or “penance of the spectrum”, added mysteriously potent dye concentrations to water sources, inadvertently creating the first Flowage Rebellion according to the Chronologies of the Water Wars. Bright spectral coloration became synonymous with covert insurrection, which led to both the Forbidden Palette Act, and the sweeping Pigment Prohibition Laws of the mid-century. Color attacks, characterized by their vehemence and violence, were frequent, and their punishment swift and brutal. Words such as tone, green, yellow, hue, blush, crimson, blench, redden, color, colour, colorize, discolor, discolour, emblazon, people of color, people of colour, vividness, chromaticity and tinge were forbidden in public use, creating the Covert Lexical Movement, often subsequently associated with baroque and poetic syntactical style. “Lexical” thus became shorthand for “one who brings color-to-water” and has since been used as both rebuke and honorific.

Evening, And It Still Rains

Autumnal rotation rendered aromatic wind engines, part of the language of change and vapor. Plush-water clumps purged nocturnal winds of fat and bitter acids. Higher Orders (Dot, Back Breaker and Capella) drew lines from treetops to field rows, broadcasting berries and seeds of vibernum and nightshade. Information objects clumped in fur-bundles, collecting loose rich and lost language. We cast forms of dejection in clay and feces. Many children explained, “We are not aware that we are doing this. This is in fact all that we are doing!”