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PrincessLapis

I like writing, but I'm not sure if I'm really any good at it yet.


I never knew what happened to them. I never remembered it when it happened. Sometimes I didn't even remember how I got there.

I could only figure it must be my fault. I was the only person left standing.

Left alive.

I was always unharmed, so I could only figure the blood on me was theirs.

The first few times it happened, I was so scared. I didn't know what to do. My parents consoled me, insisting to everyone I couldn't have done a thing.

People said maybe I was possessed.

Maybe there was a demon living in me.

Maybe I just lied.

The first few times, I barely left my room for days. I couldn't get the images out of my head. Awake and asleep, they haunted me.

Now? It had happened enough times. It barely phased me. I couldn't even recall how many times, how many people.

I stepped over a couple of bodies and into the shower. I turned on the cold water and let it run over me, washing off the blood. Then I turned it off and left.

Maybe I'd never know why this kept happening. But it didn't bother me any more.


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PrincessLapis

PrincessLapis

Before anyone even has a chance to ask, no. I have absolutely no idea why I wrote this. Beyond that it was randomly in my head so here it is.

  • #3988 Posted 5 months ago
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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

That's some scary stuff there. Really dark and broody. Love it.

Oh, and maybe you should take your brain out and have it professionally cleaned...

  • #3989 Posted 5 months ago
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PrincessLapis

PrincessLapis

That's what I'm doing here, cleaning my brain of all these bits and pieces that show up. Gotta put that stuff something. =P

  • #3992 Posted 5 months ago
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PrincessLapis

PrincessLapis

... somewhere

Clearly I should go to bed and stop writing stories at dumb hours.

  • #3993 Posted 5 months ago
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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

I've found that dumb hours are often where creativity hides. For me it was when I could get everyone to leave me alone for long enough to put words together. Generally speaking my teachers were adamant that vagueness is not your friend as an author but I don't mind it here. It sort of lets the reader fill in the blanks and get werewolf, demon, vampire, etc. Also I think exploring the dark parts of ourselves is important as long as we don't get too invested in being the darkness.

  • #4045 Posted 4 months ago
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PrincessLapis

PrincessLapis

Yes, that's true about dumb hours. Everybody sleeps and your thoughts are left to run rampant without being interrupted.

Yeah, the vagueness was really fun to work with! It leaves blanks the reader can fill in, as well as that the character in question doesn't know all the answers, so how are they gonna tell the reader? I'm pretty happy with it, actually.

Gotta explore the darkness without letting it consume us. But it is a part of us, nonetheless, and one that very much deserves a bit of acknowledgement from time to time.

  • #4060 Posted 4 months ago
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