The Man and His Shadow

“Sometimes, we must let go.” Master Izen’s word’s echoed audibly, though he was alone and no one else was around. He stood on a rocky outcropping atop a hill, overlooking the cliffs of Chastermear. A procession of torches was making their way along the tortuous road through the trees that led to a narrow path […]

Z-Man 0: Zero Hour

0. Zero Hour He was insufferable. He knew that now. Tired of his family, he had abandoned them. Tired of him, his friends had abandoned him. He had no girlfriend. No spouse. No one he loved, and no one in turn who loved him. He was all alone in the world… It was just, he […]

Entatem, zeralithin

He stumbled forward. The world shifted between blurry and crystal clear, in perfect synchronicity with his consciousness. As the world grew blurry, he would seemingly lose consciousness, and reality would leap forward until things regained focus. Yet, it was clear that he remained coherent during these blackouts: in fact, he had an almost eerie sense […]

Veritas Sonefeline

“Adrian! It’s so good to see you!” Her smile was genuine. I could tell right away — it’d been years since we’d seen each other, but I knew right away. I knew because when we’d been together, I’d mostly only seen her fake smile. The warm charade she uses to keep you attached, but at […]

Anguish

Swept up in a star-scraped sadness, where most of the universe is darkness, a blank canvas — Just want the noise to stop, the endless trips to the pharmacy, the empty people feeding the emptiness with what nothing they perceive about anything, Shouldn’t all their blood be spilt upon the streets, shouldn’t the world be […]

Nerathyline

I had a dream with her last night. Lately, I’ve stopped feeling anything towards anyone. I pass by humans in the street like they’re objects… I register them as things to walk around, as objects it makes sense to interact with, to say “excuse me” or “thank you.” I have zero feelings towards anyone except […]

Erathius

Aengerius had first found the shaft some days ago. It had taken him a few days and nights of continuous toil to excavate the shaft and produce an entrance that he could utilize. His wife, Aengelique, had told him to be careful: “Dear, remember, we have a child now…” She said, smiling warmly towards the […]

Laverthyne

His Master threw him into the vortex of the lake. Immediately the water swirled and gurgled about him, pulling him down. He fought against it, his Master’s words mostly drowned out by the rushing water all about: “D- — fi–t i-.” All about the pool began to appear the faces of people he once knew: […]

Dearly Beloved

My dearly beloved, Where have you gone? With every note, I recall: a reality with you there, So why is it for my temporary tenure here, I have no memory of you by my side? Nothing but empty faces and memorable nightmares: Of passerby who do not care and to whom I extend the same […]