Epistrix

Epistrix

n.
a disconcerting cluster of endings that all seem to happen at once; a random barrage of departures and closures and divorces and series finales and celebrity deaths, which leaves you anxiously aware that the author of your story seems to be wrapping up an awful lot of loose ends.

Ancient Greek ἐπὶ- (epi-), on top of + ὕστριξ (hystrix), a porcupine. To sit on a porcupine is to feel the pain of too many endings all at once. Pronounced “ih-pis-triks.”

Spinning Playback Head

Thwit

Lisolia

Harke

Énouement

Aulasy

Alpha Exposure

Yeorie

Keta

Nowlings

Cullaways

Keir

Archimony

Epistrix

Tirosy

Present-Tense

Mithenness

Daguerreologue

Daguer-reologue

1202

Punt Kick

Watashiato

Clockwise

Fitzcarraldo

The Til

Incidental Contact High

Apolytus

Craxis