Month: March 2017

Dead Reverie

I awoke around midnight, (though I thought I did dream), to the vision of nothing but darkness extreme; as my eyes adjusted to survey the scene, I did see a hallway I greatly esteemed. I thought it a reverie, and as such acted brave, but the dark and dense air made my footsteps enslaved! What ...

[Dominic’s Mastiff] Chapter Six

Chapter Six The carriage ride back to Hoffgorod was quick and uninterrupted, but the pain in my wrist made the passage of time feel slow. Without the stresses of the jail to distract me, I became aware of quite how swollen and pained my arm and wrist had become. The Alaxian plains which were once ...

In the Garden of Noshos

Nostrae Hospitium, or Noshos, is the fourth planet from the star Wanderer and is most notable for its native population of intelligent life, the Sapient Novae (commonly referred to as the mantis). The first sighting of Noshos was noted by the spacecraft Arial, dispatched for the Foreman Program in 2055. Though the Foreman Program was ...

Freeze Frame

The two men stood outside in the blistering cold. All around them, there was nothing. The only response that their eyes received from their immediate surroundings was the blaring white frequency of the icy glaze upon the ground. “I’m cold.” The first man spoke partially out of boredom, and partially to keep his mouth from ...

The Blue and the Red

The battle lay into the night As the bricks of the the city stood by. Coldly and lonely they watched as the bottles and blood ran dry. The streets are a light show tonight. It's a beautiful night to die. The red and the blue, replacing the sun, preparing the men for a fight. The ...

[Dominic’s Mastiff] Chapter Five

Chapter Five I was placed into the back of a horse-drawn carriage. A Nakovan guard sat on either side of me, each wielding daggers that pointed menacingly in my direction. They said not a single word, and in less than an hour we had arrived at the jail. The jail was, unsurprisingly, a dank and […]

A Stranger’s Lament

I made a friend today; We danced in the sunlight Bathed in our own joy. I carried her to the garden; And rested her on the soil. I thought to myself; Who would I be without you? I lost a friend today; We ran in the darkness Bathed in our own blood. I carried her ...

Empty Platitudes

You do not need to tell me How good things for me are, How 'good I have it' Or how bad it is afar. I know when I can't sleep, That my matters are a pea Underneath a Mattress One hundred or so deep. I am aware that tunnels Have a starting and an end ...

[Dominic’s Mastiff] Chapter Four

Chapter Four The sun had begun to take its leave by the time that I reached Martelli's manor. I was now in the company of a clear, starry night and the incessant chirping of crickets. As I approached the door, I lagged for a moment to enjoy the beauty of Hoffgorod's skies. Ijatia, though beautiful, ...