232 Winters After the Reckoning “Idiots…blind fools,” Archmage Nathaniel Daedriss hissed under his breath as he left the Council chambers. Large runed granite doors, swiveling effortlessly, shut behind him. They would just let her die because of some arbitrary rule made by mages centuries ago? He thought, fuming. No. I […]
“Ah, m-more dirt. It’s a m-mirror into my soul,” Edwards mumbled to himself as he shuffled to the next spot to clean. Do I even have a s-soul after how m-many times I have been r-reconstructed? The thought twisted in his mind, clouding much of what was going on around […]
I am better. At least so far, I still worry that I will go into the perilous depths again, a fear I am sure will manifest given enough time. These past few weeks, dare I say months, have been my own personal hell on earth. All the insecurities, the fears, […]
Possibilities. We all have them, lurking perhaps where we least expect them, but they are there, waiting. They can be hard to see because of the perception we allow our minds to be in. Perception, the way we perceive the world, is a choice, a choice we make everyday sometimes […]
I was 17 at the time, undiagnosed, and my mind had been circling the roaring abyss for weeks. I was isolated in the fact that I was currently living in Irkutsk, Russia deep in Siberia with a friendly but altogether unfamiliar Russian family. I had signed up for a summer […]
I recently put myself in an old closet and closed the door. In there was an old office chair of mine and some random boxes and a broken computer. Sitting in the chair enveloped by darkness, the only light coming in being from the cracks of the closed door resting […]
The man stood looking down upon the rough dirt path with a sense of heaviness. As he took a slow and steady breath he began walking, one foot in front of the other, time and time again. As he walked he felt the muscles in his leg tense with each […]
As I sit here beneath a lofty tree, watching the rain fall, letting the cool wind of the storm stroke my skin, I find voice within myself. This summer storm, with ensuing rain, speaks to the very darkest reaches of me, encouraging, coaxing me to take up pen and bring […]
I squabble with myself and my fear, pushing me further down a road I do not want to go down, one well traveled and traversed, filled with self doubt, pain, and longing. I have walked this path many times throughout my brief life and it leads to the same murky […]
Within each person there is a tumultuous assault of thoughts that scream through our consciousness, silently, unbeknownst by the ones around us. “Did I leave the stove on?” and “Do I have my keys?” are of the tamer variety, everyday thoughts and worries that are forgotten almost as quickly as […]