Burning Black, Prologue + Part 1Prologue
Long ago, the demons were chained in the depths of hell after a mighty battle. This defeat led the earth to a golden age, of supreme peace between humans of all sorts. Angels walked the same ground as humankind, and inspired the lesser beings to bless and love one another, to follow the godly ways. But it was not to last.
The demons proved stronger than expected, and slowly, over the millennium, the ferocious heat of their deadly passion melted the glimmering bonds the angels had placed upon them. The evils crept back onto the face of the planet, slowly corrupting the human's fragile souls until all were black. Too late, the angel
That FeelingIt's the strangest feeling.That Feeling1 month ago in Philosophical More Like This
sadmadbadhurtstop all in one
I want to dream (iwanttosleepforever) No one can wake me up and ruin my peace
I want to
And maybe it will
But even though I'm dying while I'm awake
Some part of me is able to know
(i'm just having another fucking episode)
Or so they tell me
Insight on CryingWhat is crying?Insight on Crying4 months ago in Philosophical More Like This
The release of a little water from the eyes, perhaps a choked sob emerging from the throat.
A bodily function that can be brought on from sadness; anger; happiness; anxiety.
It is also the extreme release of an emotion so intense that words become inept at describing it, be it positive or negative or lost to neutrality.
Occasionally, one cries seemingly without a cause, random tears falling. Even the weeping man does not know why.
Crying is an occurrence of humankind that is both utterly, desolately emotionless, and still full of more emotion than anything else in this world.
And there is nothing more worthy of tears tha
SanctuaryFirst, eyeliner, and lots of it.Sanctuary2 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Then, of course, fake eyelashes.
I finish my face with crimson lipstick.
And I can’t forget the wig, blonde and curled to perfection.
I slip on a dress, caressing the soft fabric. A silver purse and matching stilettos find their way into my hands before I sneak out the window. As soon as the straps of the shoes are around my ankles, I take off; ready to dance and flirt with the boys.
That is, until the sun rises.
It tears me apart to have to wipe away my beauty as I prepare for school, but I know that cleaning my face is just a prelude to the torture that awaits me in that hellhole.
Burning Black, Part 4Part 4Burning Black, Part 45 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Before Stefan could say anything more, try to make sense of all the strangeness of the night, the quiet was once again interrupted, this time with raucous shouting from afar.
The demon in front of him whipped his head backward, then forward again almost immediately. "You should go now. That'll be my friends, looking for me. I might not mind seeing angels down here, but if they saw you, they'd shred you to pieces. But hey, come back again sometime, ok? Just meet up here and I'll find you." The last words should have sounded menacing to Stefan, but they didn't. They felt almost…comforting.
Ugh, what a mess. Stefan didn't speak his tho
Burning Black, Part 3Part 3Burning Black, Part 36 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Any delusion of Stefan's that his dramatic response at the strip joint had been a fluke was negated as he gazed into the lime-colored eyes of his visitor. He felt the blood rushing up to his cheeks again, his heartbeat racing, his ability to think fading slightly. The demon was once again fully clothed, and Stefan could not stop his eyes from blatantly staring at the tight spandex costume. He almost wanted—
Jerking his mind back to sanity before the treacherous thought could be completed, Stefan tried his best to turn away, but a strong pink hand caught his arm and held him fast.
Then a velvet voice spoke and all of his resolve to f