Georg von Falkenrath
I realized many things about myself as I spent those seemingly endless hours in that 2 foot by 2 foot box. The air was stifling in there and my body threatened, at any moment, to spiral down into chaos. I would panic. Despite the feeling of burning bile running up into my throat from pain, hunger, embarrassment, fear and humiliation, I pressed my palms against the temples of my head and held them there in an iron grasp. It felt as though I was trying to squeeze out the throbbing which thundered around my head. It hurt, my emaciated frame clattered together as I shook with cold. My eyes started to sting, the tears swimming up drove themselves into the black and blue bruising.
My teeth chattered together, the fear blossomed further, deep seated within my bosom, that I would never see the light of day again. I wiped at my eyes furiously. They had been tearing up a lot mor
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A bloodletting of the mind
Come in, sit down
Forget and unwind
You can sleep if you try
But something may awaken you
Suckling at the truth
Tongues like needles
Sinking in my heart
He lies to your eyes
Tearing peace apart
You taste it, warm
In the back of your throat
Emotions have a flavor
An infested body bloats
Red neurosis blooming
As anxiety swells
This place is alive
Ah, the stories it tells
Fear like confection
Shame a sweet wine
Such a curious melange
Deceit is your shrine
In the sound proof cell
So many little teeth
To make them all "well"
Pressure from within
A nameless need to drain
Though hired to cure
You're driving me insane
Repression of the self
A cure for all disorder
From a nightmare stems a dream
From chaos comes order
So many sucking mouths
So many open sores
For just a bit more
You're not you any longer
A mind fallen down
A chasm of the past
In the end, you'll drown
Meaningful Moments Ch. 1"Meaningful moments throughout Remus Lupin's life. Starting from when he was bitten by Greyback until his death in the Battle of Hogwarts. There will be slash in this story but will be as canon as possible."Meaningful Moments Ch. 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A/N: As mentioned above, there will be SLASH! So, if you don't like, don't read.
Word Count: 1,271
Remus slowly opened his eyes but instantly closed them again when the bright light hurt. His tiny hand covered his eyes as a few of his other senses took in his surroundings.
The sheets of the bed he was lying on were slightly rough to the touch but were comfortably warm. Remus imagined they had a heating charm on them because the rest of the room was a little on the cold side.
Besides being chilly, the room Remus was currently in was almost silent; almost as if it was late at night. He wasn't sure how big the space was, but it had to be rather large for the few quiet voices to echo like that. That's when Remus realized something really odd.
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you’re not made of words alone.
—Roque Dalton; Clandestine Poems
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If you're reading this, I can only assume that you have won. If you had not, it would only make sense for you to be dead.
I can also assume that if this letter is in your possession, I was one of the casualties.
I know how you must be feeling, Harry. I need you to read this letter carefully. It's terribly important.
I want you first to know that no losses that occurred in this war were your fault. I know you feel the guilt, Harry. Understand that the people who fought in the battle did not fight it for you. They fought it for themselves, and more importantly, for the world. You were an extremely crucial part of the war, I do not deny that. But you were not the cause. This battle was inevitable. Whether it happened when it did, where it did, or elsewhere at another time. It would have happened eventually. Perhaps it is better that it happened now. Many losses would have been sustained in this fight, and if those same losses had not occurred had the battle not been when it ha
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Sorting Sorted"Hmmm .complicated very complicated. Quite the pair of brains in you son, yesss. Your ambition hides you well, tut tut . and what's this I detect? What's this flicker in your heart I see?"Sorting Sorted3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Heart? Snape thought. His mixture of nervousness and melancholy mounted. An image of a snake flashed through his mind. Slytherin had nothing to do with the heart he tried to argue.
"Very well, I had my doubts, but if you wish -"
"SLYTHERIN!" the tear at the brim shouted, almost disappointedly, or was it angrily?
Snape hopped off the stool embarrassed at having taken so long, although he would later find out his wasn't nearly the longest in Hogwarts sorting history. That honor belonged to Gilfred Lockburn, who back in 1777 sat for a full thirty five minutes arguing with the tattered bit of cloth until finally it spat out in great disgust, "Hufflepuff!!!" - (Perhaps out of pure frustration as the item's limited magical insight could only go so far.)
Snape trudged silentl
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