Stories tagged “darkness”

  • Always and Ever Present.

    Darkness. Always and ever present. We are born in the dark. We return and surrender to the dark at the end of every day. We adventure into the darkness. We feel the magic of the dark at midnight. It relaxes us. It refreshes us. It cools us. Yet, someho...

  • Off to Face the Coming Night

    The boy, for he was no more than a boy no matter how he might protest, shifted his heavy belt and tugged his watch cap into place. His smile was a quiet act of defiance and denial. The night would be long and in all likelihood bloody. His mother feigne...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Thoughts Beside An Open Window

    This blackness is all consuming, bouncing and waving its way across my wall (not even the night light can save me now). I sit in awe as it grows larger, creeping up my bed frame, dragging claws against the wood (it’s eating my room alive). Howeve...

  • Time To Close Dark Chapters

    “We should go in,” she whispered, her voice a delicate breeze. Devin nodded, head and heart heavy, “Yes, it’s time.” He paused, breathed deep the languid air, “It’s time to go home.” She gave a careless g...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 11. In Obscurity, There is Protection

    “Darkness has always been on my side. What use have I ever had for the light, aside for its defining the borders of my zone of protection? Blackness keeps me safe.” -My words. I found this scrap of an idea taped one morning to the glass in ...

  • Dreaming of Dawn

    Darkness creeps ever closer completely consuming every flickering star that dares to shine within the endless sky We cannot reach those ancient children of space and time before their light is forever extinguished by forces beyond our control or im...

  • Dark Ponderings

    Hendricks, Logan. Age 23 years and 4 months. Religious preference: Wiccan. Single, no dependents. He liked folding paper and the color orange. Sarge just sent him to his death, him and that kid from New Alabama that none of us could understand. Part of...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • 17. Conclusion: My Dark Campfire

    I PILOT my FEAR from EARTH to MARS, I hurtle through SPACE at the SPEED of LIGHT SOCIETY may CALL to me from afar; But I RUN through DARKNESS in my fright. I’ll never calm my DAUGHTER’s FEARS, Or take PRIDE in her laughter at a COMEDY show....

  • light

    there is a crack in everything the broken shards can cut your fingers you see the crack and think there is only darkness but the cracks are how light gets in

  • Only Blackness

    Pain. He could feel pain, in his knees. He was sitting on them, he realized. For how long? He tried to move one hand — it responded weakly, dragging over a cool, rough substance. Dirt. It dug beneath his fingernails, which had grown so long he ha...

    • Author: Isifer
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Shapes

    By the light of the stone, he could see shapes at the edge of his vision. Shadows within shadows, hunched, meagre, and yet powerful in presence. Startled, he scrambled back, thrusting the glowing quartz before him like a ward. His pulse quickened, pump...

    • Author: Isifer
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Said The Darkness to the Candle

    Said the darkness to the candle, “Why fightest thou the night?” Said the candle to the shadow, “Why begrudgest thou my light? ’Tis only in the contrast that thine shape and form is known.” “Oh, thine folly is what of...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
  • Ride Into the Dark

    Without a word I saddled Jasmine, our older mare. She’d gone a bit swayback by this point but still strode with confidence, especially in the mornings. I knew where my spirit was at; I’d need an old soul to temper the fire kindled by the mo...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted almost 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Explosives, Darkness, and an Uneasy Sleep

    The glow sticks were fading to nothing. Embers smoldered but gave off little in terms of light or heat. Overhead a roll of clouds robbed the night of its gay decorations. Situated as best he could between two boulders on the least offensive of the grav...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • Monster (My verse) (Rap)

    Who’s the monster with the biggest mouth? swallowing the world spitting nothing out Heartless, inside is darkness black holes and vacuum disintegrating matter all I do is consume I’ve got all the answers my solution to pollution is to choke you,...

  • From the Shadows

    She wore the darkness like a veil, drawing it softly across her face as she peered from the shadows, careful never to lean too far and risk too much. The lights and colours were astounding – and the noise of the crowds lifted her high on hands an...

    • Author: Imdolien
    • Posted over 3 years ago.
  • Gone but Never Forgotten

    The slender figure of a woman appeared through the mist, her appearance was ashen as her pale skin was almost transparent, apart from the single teardrop that rolled down her hollow cheekbone. The expression she gave whilst she looked out onto the stil...