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Swasey Chapel by puddingofdarkness Swasey Chapel :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 3 2 Steel and Stone by puddingofdarkness Steel and Stone :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 14 12 Cleveland Sunburst by puddingofdarkness Cleveland Sunburst :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 7 14
The Revolution
Lazar remembers the first time he knew what 'revolution' meant. It's the winter of 1989, and the television is always, always on. His parents are either watching with concern, or nearby as if waiting for something to happen. Lazar's really more occupied with making snow angels, whatever angels are. Lazar thinks he's heard his mama talking about them, every time papa comes home drunk after work in the Ukrainian courts and muttering about happenings in the south. Papa's been doing that a lot, lately.
The boy down the street says the world is ending. Lazar is inclined to believe him.
People talk. Lazar listens. Unrest in Romania, they say. Food shortages. Riots in the capital. Casualties. His parents argue at night. Lazar covers his ears, doesn't want to hear.
They say the world is ending. Lazar is inclined to believe them.
One day the television stands silent. The lack of sound chills him more than the ice outside. When he turns it on, the screen displays only a coat of arms –the sa
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Lion in Winter by puddingofdarkness Lion in Winter :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 5 62
Rot like Moths and Rust
It occurs to him that he's never heard thunder outside before.
Now he stands by the window in his bedroom half-darkened by storm, curtains and shutters thrown open to let in a wet breeze- and he hears it.
An eerie blue-grey cast over the street below, the storm clouds turn lamps and headlights into beacons like faraway ships in the sea of the sky. The wind snaps cold at the curtains and little droplets of rain collect on the windowsill, but there's that sound.
It's beautiful, he decides. Like canons and gunfire and holy wrath.
Peyter sits on the bed behind him, serene and godly save for the absence of the cross around his neck. He always wears it so well. With his hood pulled up over his head, it gives the impression of mystics and saints.
Lazar's never cared much for saints.
Irreverence has occurred to him, too.
What interests him more is what Peyter is wearing. A pendant ringed with pale blue, black, and white, in imitation of an eye. He laughs, rubs the heel of
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Gift for 248696 by puddingofdarkness Gift for 248696 :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 55 74
...and Black Inked Lies
          It had been a long time since Lazar had a dream. Not like he was a heavy sleeper, just that he didn't have anything to dream about. If that was something to be pitied, he didn't care for it. He could think of things, places, consciously. Play war and house alone.
          House wasn't any fun, alone.
          Once he had imagined himself a room full of glass. So many windows and bottles that caught the light and broke just the right way, distorted shadows like monsters. Why there were monsters in his daydreams, though - Lazar had no clue.
          He probably needed to go out somewhere, or sleep more. One of the two.
          Not like he was going to do either.
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Going Fishing by puddingofdarkness Going Fishing :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 10 49 Honey and the Moon by puddingofdarkness Honey and the Moon :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 10 396 Peyter Ardelean by puddingofdarkness Peyter Ardelean :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 5 74 Rain Tears by puddingofdarkness Rain Tears :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 6 32 Little Bells by puddingofdarkness Little Bells :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 9 8 Spiral by puddingofdarkness Spiral :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 6 111 RIDE THE BOMB by puddingofdarkness RIDE THE BOMB :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 7 56 Trefoil by puddingofdarkness Trefoil :iconpuddingofdarkness:puddingofdarkness 3 9


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Haha, I figured I hadn't put up a journal on here since April... So why not now?

I've been at college, and it's been fanTAStic. I love my friends, my classes are great, and so far the work load has yet to crush my soul. Band is great (I get to wear a kilt), and recently I've had a bit of time to actually write! :D So, life is looking pretty good right now. :)
  • Listening to: The Glitch Mob- Bad Wings
  • Reading: Sun Also Rises and Walden (for class)
  • Watching: Inglorious Basterds


Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
So, I'm first and foremost a writer. I dabble in photography and jewelry-making for fun sometimes, but writing is my real passion. I really enjoy writing and reading stories with magical realist and otherwise strange elements. It's just a hobby for now, but I hope to someday do it for a living. :) Otherwise, I just like to have fun and not take things too seriously.

Current Residence: The United States
Favourite genre of music: Indie rock, ska, jazz, and instrumental pieces
Favourite photographer: Manray
Favourite style of art: Art nouveau, steampunk, Eastern Orthodox art, cathedral architecture
Operating System: Power Mac G5
MP3 player of choice: Insignia Sport
Personal Quote: (2 a.m.) I just got the greatest idea for my story! :D



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Pajunen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Happy Birthday! :cake:
Pajunen Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Thank you for the :+fav:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou for faving....:aww:
puddingofdarkness Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! :)
Pajunen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you for the :+fav:
puddingofdarkness Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! :)
SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the faves :)
puddingofdarkness Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :)
daisukekuroneko Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: how are you dear Katie?
puddingofdarkness Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am great! :D How're you?
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