The Door into the Stories

I was frightened. We all were. They say the waiting is the hardest part, and that is true. We all were too scared to think, to hope to dream, to fear. You hear rumours, of course. But back in the Learning, they told us it did not matter what we felt, whether we hoped, dreamedContinue reading “The Door into the Stories”

No Sun or Stars

That winter was cold and dark, colder and darker than any winter I remember. It did not snow that much, so it was not a proper cold winter. It rained, and the mornings were dull and misty. Everything felt damp, with a coldness that wearied rather than chilled. I remember longing for one of thoseContinue reading “No Sun or Stars”

Held in the Darkness

It was a long dark. It was a lonely dark. Lona lost track of the time, she lost track of her place. The darkness went beyond the mere darkness and beyond the shadows where she knew not to tread. Helda had told her that it was for Lona to come to know the darkness, toContinue reading “Held in the Darkness”

Stepping off the Path

Stepping off the Path I lost my way. I stepped right off the path And stumbled down, so deep into the dark, Into that forest where I’ve seen the creatures You’ve heard all crying in the heart of night And tearing fear out from the darkness hiding So much of this our possible bright worldContinue reading “Stepping off the Path”

The Shadow Feeding on Darkness

It was like a shadow. It crept along beside her every day. Unlike a shadow though, it was not lost in darkness. Instead, when the darkness came, it grew until this shadow of hers was the darkness. Hella did not know what to do about it. The shadow hung there, like a real shadow, attachedContinue reading “The Shadow Feeding on Darkness”

When the Darkness Begins to Grow

Something happens in the darkness. The day falls back in defeat as the shadows spread and grow. The night grows from the shadow itself. The shadows spread and join, then what was familiar gets lost in the darkness. The night hides so much, all we hear are the sounds of the creeping things moving everContinue reading “When the Darkness Begins to Grow”

When The Shadows Call

When the shadows call, we can hide there and let the daytime pass us by. We wait for darkness before we move. We wait for the night to cover the sky with its deep blankets before we dare creep from the shadows where we hide. They are out there, looking for us. We know onlyContinue reading “When The Shadows Call”

Knowing The Secrets Of The Darkness

  It was a cold, dark night. I thought I knew the secrets of the darkness. I did not fear it, not for a long time. When I was young, back then I used to have fears about what hid in the darkness. Now, though, I was used to the darkness and I no longerContinue reading “Knowing The Secrets Of The Darkness”

Not Into The Light

Not Into The Light Our expectations are left hollowed out Like the star-pitted sky. Our hands are cold And numb as the deepest, darkest, winter night. We look around for a light to lead us on. A new direction we can take from here. But there is nothing, only darkness holding The deeper shadows thatContinue reading “Not Into The Light”

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