The raggedy man appeared as if by smoke, his body appearing in half-misty coils swirling in the breeze until the form of a man was dilated into existence within the dusky shadows of the forest.
From the mauve of his eyes to the cut of his raggedy bottle-green frockcoat to the halo of his curly brown hair, he seemed to defy the nature of his surroundings.
He seemed oblivious as he checked himself. Padding his arms and legs as if to make sure that he was all there.
When he was satisfied, he looked around the twilit forest with a look of almost comic astonishment. He walked around in small circles, peering through the trees before stopping again. Raising a hand, he pressed it against the bark of a tree, surprised at its solidity.
With a nod, perhaps signifying acceptance, he opened his mouth to speak and promptly fell over unconscious…