Chosen

Jeshua was asleep when the rapping started. Like the staccato of a pecker on the bark of a tree, the incessant knocking on the bars of the iron cage grew in volume until Jeshua sat up suddenly and roared, “WHAT?!” The haze in Jeshua’s eyes was soon replaced by the dank and rust of the…

Living by Juliet Forehand

Living ——— Just let the words out Let them consume Let the fire burn Let the world know That the fire is stronger For the ones inside That a tiny flame Might look like nothing But being inside that tiny flame Makes you nothing. I think over time Humans think we’ve diluted everything Humans dilute…

The Ascendants

It’s easy to forget yourself in the Labyrinth. Life, that fragile thread, seems like only a second after years, perhaps centuries wandering through this infinite maze of phantom structures: a colosseum of mist-soaked black stone piled with the bodies of its sacrifices, the shell of a corroded rocket half-buried in silt, the silent beam of…

Blackwood Manor: The Mystery Banquet

The Blackwoods are an aristocratic family, in spite of whatever rumors have been thrown their way, and in the changing tides of the 1920s, their world seemed to crumble beneath them. The sons – Charles and Eric – disappeared fighting a war they couldn’t win. Their father, George, disappeared for some distant land in the…

Drunk on Freedom

He built his own prison. He created ever-changing walls—passageways that wouldn’t reveal the way out. His mind, so intricate, so warped, created a home for those who did not deserve one. He created a prison, and his ideas made him a prisoner. Forced to live in the imprisonment for the Hell he created for other’s…

The Taken Excerpt

I opened my eyes just to squeeze them closed again. It was painfully bright in the room that I can only assume was in the Zys’ base. I sat up, my eyes still closed. I opened my eyes a millimeter and scanned the room. It was white, horribly white. It wasn’t natural. It was hard…