Gathering of the Forest Gods

The Forest Gods had called a Gathering. Their loud trumpet decreed these intentions from the dead tree trunks that they had stuck in the ground throughout the forest. It was official, and every beasts of the forest of all sizes and shapes attended. Only the fish of the cold waters[…]

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Little Lily White

In the woods, there is a small, overgrown path. This path leads to a small, overgrown clearing. In this small, overgrown clearing there lies a weathered, chipped and streaked gravestone at an angle in the ground. There is no name chiselled onto the gravestone nor any flowers or gifts on[…]

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Cold-Blooded Conclusions

Human’s never really got off Earth, but they did manage to not destroy themselves for a good couple hundred years before civilisation collapsed. Another dark age would ensue. Ages would pass forgotten in the ruins that followed. Eventually, the world was unrecognisable. Nature and man having grown so close that[…]

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Trust, My Child, Trust

The greatest battle anyone can ever face is not war nor any conflict. It is not even survival. It is also not finding love, but keeping it. Yet we have been overcoming this war, conflict by conflict since the dawn of mankind. It was not when the first lusty caveman[…]

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While Spiral Feeds Looped…

Everyone forgets that at the start they were going to save us. Everyone forgets that in the beginning they were loved. The Earth was dying. The planet had been gutted by generations of careless, greedy men and someone had to save us. They saved us. Well, they did at first.[…]

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Last Life of Leaves

In the beginning, swirling in the base primordial soup on a barren planet, chaotic elements combined and life appeared. First drifting, then swimming and then crawling from the seas, life began to slither, then walk and then fly. Some took root while others took flight and remaining took shade. Finally,[…]

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Old Roads

Down the bottom of our smoothly-tarred, modern road and at the quiet beach lying there, there is a rock that runs into the ocean. It is less of a single rock and more a series of tightly packed rocks running in a straight line, like an ancient road. The rocks[…]

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Hands in the Woods

“Don’t go down to the woods tonight, little girl,” said the grizzled, old man while sucking on his half-lit pipe, “The Sleepers there will be waking from their dark, ageless slumber to dance in the bloodless moonlight like wild dogs. They will drain you of your virgin blood, little girl,[…]

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The Mysterious Death of Hope

The old man who lived in the woods outside of the village had said that she was born with a curious fate. Her mother had said that is must be something good, and so she had called her “Hope”. The village folk had celebrated her birth briefly before returning to[…]

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Steampunk Snail

Steampunk Snail starts its engine and the ground shakes. Enemies flee as Steampunk Snail begins to move, billowing smoke pumping from its roaring engine as flames flare out of its sides. The mechanical roar rises in intensity as Steampunk Snail builds up momentum. Steampunk Snail knows where it is going[…]

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The Illusionist’s Maze

The light of day recedes and a chill, silence covers the air as you step over the threshold into the infamous maze. From the outside, it looks just like a dark, overgrown cave entrance in the side of a rugged mountain, but local legend said that an immortal wizard had[…]

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The Greatest Conflict

Hidden away in a cosmic alcove, there is an ancient chamber of immense size and emptiness. Stars twinkle in the darkness covering its ceiling and its walls are so far apart as to appear like narrow horizons. In the middle of the floor, two gargantuan statues stand locked in mortal[…]

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Traveler: All Clock

People say that time travel will never be invented. They say that it cannot ever have been invented in the future. They say that they know this for a fact. The reason they know is that, if time travel has been invented in the future, then why have we never[…]

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The Dream Eater

He knew he was dreaming. The landscape felt both familiar and vague with no real details. He had no idea how he had gotten here or what he was doing. Somehow he was in his old classroom–the English classroom or was it the math one?–and outside it was sunny with[…]

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Walk to the Fire

He remembered a time before when things were light and he was happy. He could not really remember what that time or place looked like. All he could remember was how it felt: comfortable. He had felt comfortable. But he had Fallen. That is what everyone told him because they[…]

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Three Wise Men

“Dude, are we there yet?” “No, we not. Chill man, we’ll get there when we get there.” “But we’ve been travelling all night. Why can’t we just pop into somewhere to overnight? It doesn’t even have to be fancy, just somewhere to get some damn shut-eye.” “Fine! Fine. Fine… There[…]

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