"The dream was unwelcome when it came. The bottom of a stone spiral staircase. Air filled with stone dust and settled incense..."
Cathedral, boneyard, locked box... is this a nightmare or something else? And why does it end with an 11-word haiku?
"It was shocking to see Thundrel toss up the ball and drive it over the net with unimaginable force. Unkempt greasy hair flew back from both of his massive heads which towered above the trees behind him."
From convoluted speculations about hidden realities arises a valiant hero who saves humanity from evil giants by wielding a... racket!