Both are among my favorite writers, but I actually got the kernel for this story from a book I’m reading about magic rites and mythology. There was this old story in European folklore, back before the Catholic Church wiped out folk magic. It was meant as a sort of allegory about the relationship between the living the dead…our ancestor will have our backs if we have theirs sort of thing. Fascinating stuff.

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