The Mute Chef



…The pleasures of speech and sound had long abandoned him…

His face was bland, a leather bag of forgettable features. His eyelids drooped so low that it was a shock to learn that he wasn’t blind as well. His lips pouted and sagged from years of disuse and his globe of a nose, the only distinguishable protuberance, jutted prominently.


Although being one of the more obscure characters of Tenebrae Manor, the Mute Chef has proven to be somewhat of a fan favourite among readers. Perhaps it is his plight that touches the hearts of fans; the poor elderly man is both deaf and mute, and is a slave to his job like so many of us. But he is a man of perfection who takes immense pride in his vocation, to such extent that it would seem that he enjoys his quiet life in the dank kitchens of the manor.

< Rune          Malistorm >


Published by P. S. Clinen

Official website of Australian author, artist and musician, P.S.Clinen. He has published two novels - Tenebrae Manor and The Will of the Wisp, as well as the illustrated poem A Boy Named Art. His most recent release is a poetry collection Vignettes - An Anthology. All of his works are available to purchase on Amazon. He has several albums available on Bandcamp and other streaming services. Check back often for more by this author, including poetry, short stories, new music and other updates.

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