Masks: Part 1

It was a cold day out, the clouds hung overhead. They looked like widows at a funeral; dark and prepared to burst at any moment. Collins took the brown coat today; they leather was faded, like many things in his life. The bus stop wasn't far but Collins still walked briskly, he preferred not to …

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Revisit: The Coffeehouse

Tristan settled down in his usual spot; the third chair to the left from the right back corner. There he could see most of the people in the run down coffeehouse. The walls were moulding; their colours have long since faded. The chairs and tables creaked, threatening to break if you looked at them the …

The Rascal

Dominik Artsk was bored; the lecture felt like it was going on for ages. It was Scholar Alana's History class and they were learning about the History of Drai, as they had been doing for the past four weeks. Dominik didn't understand why they needed to know where Drai came from; they just needed to …

White Walls

It had taken him seven sundowns to get to Yorbal; Ishlan’s Capital. It should have taken them only four but the weather was bad and they often had to stop for shelter. Never-mind the bad roads which wound up and down like the tracks of an elder-lizard. Nevertheless they had managed to arrive at Fort Antex by noon of the eighth day...

The Song

Gently it flew, carried by the wind. It was strong yet soft, powerful yet calm. It was the wind itself, it was the earth, the air, everything. And when it finally reached my ears, I heard it. Heard it truly. The melodious sound. And I, for the first time in a long while, truly sang.

The Dance

It was cold, but no colder than yesterday. The leaves whistled on their branches as the wind blew. Softly. Gently. Coldly. I watched the last of the shops close for the day. I watched the owners walk home. Their two legs bristly moving in the dark. Afraid of the cold, afraid of the dark, afraid of …

The Mist

She ran. The mist followed her. It felt cold to the touch, but also warm. Like the mist was a person longing for attention. It wisps crawled up her legs like tendrils, pulling her back. She broke free and ran faster. She didn't care that her legs hurt from all the running, the adrenaline took …

The Walk

I started walking, I didn't care where I was going, where I had been, i just started walking. I didn't notice my surroundings; my ears were filled with sound. I was hearing headphones, not the cool ones but the worn out ones. The ones that had terrible sound quality but you still wore even though …