Veiled VoicesAnd then there were fewer...Veiled Voices17 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
in the darkness of the night...
with fewer eyes to keep watch...
With ghostly gait...
With slivering shadows...
they came to claim what was theirs,
from the depths of the forest.
Burkowski blinked sleep from his eyes owlishly. He was on watch tonight. Nights were always the worst. Everyone in the camp always tensed after the sun set.
The previous shift had rendered him a walking corpse, and as he predicted, this night's consequences will bear no exception. Not to mention all the others.
Of course, the fear of darkness was always a concern. Paranoia of the unknown, the coldness of the moon, and the general air of tension became a mainstay.
He'd seen clouds on the horizon moving quickly in their direction when he woke that evening. Storm clouds. Tonight would be worse than those prior. The black sky was already lighting up purple every few moments, followed by rolling peals of thunder.
The rain had settled in as well, torrential
Fury and Spectre: Patient No. 057 (Part Five)//Start Tape #0002 - DUAL THERAPY//Fury and Spectre: Patient No. 057 (Part Five)22 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
D: "Alright, we're going to try this again. Please, try to remain more calm this time. Let's begin."
P.057: "I apologize for Spectre's behavior. I'm not really in charge of her."
P.245: "Well...I'll forgive you, but not her... Did she make you pass out last time?"
P.057: "Yes. She didn't like me talking about the tall man. It made her angry."
P.245: "O-oh... Is she in here...with us?"
P.057: "She lives in my shadow."
P.245: "I knew it! Why? What is she?"
P.245: "Hey- are you listening to me? What is she? Tell me!"
((Patient No. 245 attacks Patient No. 057))
D: "245! Control yourself! Let go of her!"
P.245: "Tell me, tell me! What is she!? How can I kill it?!"
D: "Someone get him off my patient!"
//Patient No. 245 Tranquilized - Patient No. 057 Unresponsive - End Tape//
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