From a collection of 100-word stories & wonders
Inspired by this image of a sea serpent attacking a ship on Olaus Magnus’s Carta Marina of 1539, via Live Science.
Into the unknown I plunge. From my study, late at night, trance-migrated. Night after night, for years now. Familiar maps of the human psyche, my early guides on these visionary wanderings, do little good in regions of the imagination where is written “Here there be dragons.” I am called Carl Gustav Jung. Opener of the way. Cartographer of the soul. But what am I? Madman? Mystic? Explorer, I deem, of heaven and hell. On a voyage of discovery to the far side of the world, where the gods and devils I have met along the way are all me.