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Black Ice
Black Ice Driving slowly along on this road of life Dealing through hardship, bias and strife Slipping and sliding across frozen lanes Missing my exit on the last interchange Black icy pavement under my wheels This interstate is sublimely surreal Avoiding collisions every few miles No music heard on the radio dials There was a time that this road was sound With no slick ice coating the ground Before winter's harsh frozen chill From there though it all went sadly downhill The ice is thickening with the dropping thermometer As the miles fly by on the relentless odometer Years left to drive, conditions will surely get worse This long, danger
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~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 10)
~HOMETOWN~(Chapter 10) As the elevator descended back down to the lobby, I thought of that strange nurse. "My God...she's been stuck here since the 40's! If I don't find a way to fix things soon, could...that be me one day? While the world goes on without me, I'd be forever stuck in another dimension in 2013 for eternity!", I lamented. "Years from now, I would just be another disappearance in Silent Hill, among a long line of others. Just then, I immediately heard a high pitched screeching sound that brought me to knees. It forced my eyes shut and penetrated directly into my skull. "Ahhh...fuck! NOW what!!??", I screamed to myself. While I k
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HOMETOWN FLASHBACKS (part 1)
The wind blew especially strong on this blustery November morning. 26 year old Abagael McKeever was running late. "Shouldn't have been up so late with my fella", she told her friend Kathy. "Too late now though, isn't it?" Kathy looked at at her friend with a smirk on her face. That was so Abagael! Throw caution to the wind and then complain when faced with the consequences. "Yeah Abby, but at least you have a fella! You so much prettier than me. I'm going to be a spinster well into the next decade." "Relax Kathy..1920 is still two years away. I'm sure I can get you a man by then...now come on. If we wanna make the trolley, we better move our
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~HOMETOWN~(Chapter 9)
~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 9) It was at that moment that...once again...the door to room S-4 creaked open again. I knew this time it would not be empty. I slowly made my way down the radically altered hellish hallway, towards S-4. From the opened door, I could see a flickering electric light come from inside the patient room, which bounced off the hallway's opposite rusted wall. Muffled was the sound of The Andrew's Sisters 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B' which played eerily from the inside of patient room S-4. Although I wasn't close enough yet to see inside the room, I could feel both comfort and despair come from it at once - mixed in a
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16 July 1945
'16 July 1945'  by River Acheron Now is the hour of destruction! I see the sum of man's construction Am I just dreaming this hellish sight? Become by demons of the night Death and disease now ruling us all The sky scorched with that bright fireball Destroyer! (Like Shiva incarnate) Of our own hands...it's to be our fate Worlds collide due to anger and hate
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Happily Never After
'Happily Never After' by River Acheron Prologue.                 The Book Opens  Once upon a time (on a dark and stormy night)  I chanced to view your countenance in shrouded dim moonlight  This tale has been told of course, many times in lore  Troubadours have sung our woe in days of bygone yore  I flip the pages of Our book, slowly then somewhat faster  Like these characters, we shall live happily never after.... I.                Chivalry is Dead   Guinevere caught the eye of brave Sir Lancelot   Their love reflected off the spires, all over Camelot   Even Merlin could not discern the the source of such a passion   Never be
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Dear Devin
Dear Devin,      You descended not from Heaven, but ascended up from Hell. The tolling of the bell heralded the death-knell you meted out so well. The countryside of York wept bitter tears at your arrival. 'Survival of the fittest'?  'What doesn't kill me makes me stronger'?  These clichés do not apply here any longer!  You started out so pure, but along the way you swerved, thus your banquet is prepared, and dinner is now served: You dine on decay, you feast on betrayal, you devoured my heart without any care.  But now you eat crow as the Fates turn the screw, so tell me, dear Devin, now what's eating you?      Game-time!  Dare y
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The Foreverdream
The Foreverdream " To die, to sleep, To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there's the rub, For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause." -  William Shakespeare. Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1 This somnambulistic landscape goes on as far as I can see This swirling dream of death is no mere mortal fantasy Reality with it's many layers dissolves from my dying mind I "wake" to find myself among the etheric dreaming-kind Swirling Turning Fading Burning Theirs is but a fleeting visit to this mythic astral land To awake in the misty morn heads buried back in sand Little is it known that t
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Bread and Circuses
Bread and Circuses In ancient Rome we rotted out from inside Repeating history's malicious tide From unparalleled strength, to brittle and weak We go the way of the Persians and Greeks Fat and happy we were, and didn't much care That Rome's untimely end was soon to draw near We indulged in vices to make us content While the whole empire decay's and laments Bellies were full, we were kept entertained A layer of discord was slowly sustained Unaware of our coming destruction Foundations crumble amid deconstruction The Visigoths slowly nearing our gates While the three Furies patiently wait Atropos cuts the threads of our lives As Rome gets sack
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The Grand Divi/sion
The Grand Divi/sion "I feel much freer now that I am certain that the Pope is the Antichrist" - Martin Luther -Sins for sale!- -Souls for sale!- Now...for a limited time offer, we are accepting all indulgences! Renew Catholic allegiances Cast off any grievances Come one, come all! Do not tarry, for there is no time to wait It is to be your holy fate To fill up the collection plate -Faith for sale!- -Christ for sale!- Now...bow down before all graven images, all ye blessed iconophiles Lest you burn in Satan's fires Your bones in bloody little piles In ecclesiastic matters, we are nigh infallible with no flaw View the Roman Church with awe Fo
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The Mark of the Beast
The Mark of the Beast "Let him who has understanding count the number of the beast; for it is humanities' number; and his number is six hundred and sixty six" - Rev. 14:18 6 Protons bound together by a strong nuclear force Fusion at it's finest from a blazing hydrogen source 6 Neutrons packed up tight in that same little sphere Making up the nucleus which put us all here 6 Electrons orbiting in a probability cloud Completing the carbon atom - our funeral shroud 6-6-6: Makes up the carbon atom 6-6-6: Found in all the Sons of Adam 6-6-6: Within both beast and man 6-6-6: From creation, we were damned! In the primordial soup on a newly formed
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Elementary Particle
Elementary Particle Quickly blinked out of this fleeting existence Understanding nothing when the day is done Answers to questions are few, and vague Requests go unheeded, while I remain powerless Keeping me in a state of constant longing Up I go Top of the world Down I fall Bottom of the barrel Charmed by, Strange ones! Like a lonely little atom swiftly floating by Positive that my identity is lost Negative emotions occupy my thoughts Neutral as I bounce around the endless void I'm so full of potential energy Stuck in...this grand scheme, but it doesn't matter Space is vast, but I'm stuck among the clatter Time is not on my side, confro
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Pi's Last Digit
Pi's Last Digit The flow of space and time is a great mystery A myriad array of theories - Which one could it be? Heisenberg was Uncertain, and made it into law Einstein was Constant, but that was his greatest flaw Galileo turned hypocrite, at Pope Urban's command Hawking wants Unity, infinitely grand I grew up a materialist, trusting what could be measured Reality was incidental, and nothing to be treasured Ontological views were simple (albeit, brutal): Teleology was pointless. And metaphysics, futile "Pi" and Napier's Constant are values, never-ending Progress will resolve all the answers pending There was a certain comfort in the r
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The War of Two Kingdoms
The War Of Two Kingdoms I. The Valley of Blood In lost-ages past, and no one knows when Two Kingdoms rose up, and it did begin The greatest battle that man has since seen Not fathomed even in wildest dreams Two powers - in some ways so much alike Yet as different, as black and as white The war did begin and both sides did clash Sword against sword as the sparks flew out and flashed The two rulers, those regal powers-that-be Sat on their gold thrones (To wait, and to see) Safe in their castles. Red wine in their cups Far from the battle, with drawbridges up Letting other people die for their cause The fighters following their rulers laws M
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~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 13) !!!FINAL CHAPTER!!!
As the jolt passed though my body at Dr. Roivas' touch, I felt myself reach out to my loved ones across the thin veil between this realm and the physical world I desperately have been trying to get back to. At that brief moment, they were all with me and I with them. It lasted but a moment, but *in* that moment, I finally learned the truth. "Do you understand now?", asked Dr. Roivas "Yes", I answered, crying, but strangely at peace...at least in some sense. "Andrew is dead, and it's all my fault" With my head clasped in my hands, I finally remembered that horrible day at Rosewater Park. Oh D.C., do you have a quarter? I wanna make a wish a
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~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 12)
~Hometown~(Chapter 12) "Regarding that, Mr. Culpa...It's time we had a little talk...." I stepped into Doctor Roivas' office which looked exactly like it did in my dream and sat on the leather couch, trying my very best not to quiver. It all comes down to this, of that much I am certain. I watched him close the office door, compose himself, and clear his throat. He slowly walked over to the leather chair opposite of the couch and sat down with his hands folded. "Mr. Culpa, do you know why you have been brought here today?", he asked in an authoritative, yet caring tone. This guy, whoever he is, truly wanted to help me. "Um...well, I mean, I
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~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 11)
~Hometown~(Chapter 11) Rosewater Park dates back to 1921, a few years after the Little Baroness disappearance. Legend has it, that it got it's namesake from the days when Toluca Prison's executioners would wash their tools in the lake...turning the water a light rose color. As I walked through this maze-like park, I couldn't help but feel the ghosts of the past still lingering here. It seemed as if every tree...every gazebo...told some dark tale best left forgotten. In fact, since my ordeal started, this is the first time that I didn't feel totally isolated and alone. This park was alive. Not with people or fauna, but alive with memories of
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~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 10)
~HOMETOWN~(Chapter 10) As the elevator descended back down to the lobby, I thought of that strange nurse. "My God...she's been stuck here since the 40's! If I don't find a way to fix things soon, could...that be me one day? While the world goes on without me, I'd be forever stuck in another dimension in 2013 for eternity!", I lamented. "Years from now, I would just be another disappearance in Silent Hill, among a long line of others. Just then, I immediately heard a high pitched screeching sound that brought me to knees. It forced my eyes shut and penetrated directly into my skull. "Ahhh...fuck! NOW what!!??", I screamed to myself. While I k
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HOMETOWN FLASHBACKS (part 1)
The wind blew especially strong on this blustery November morning. 26 year old Abagael McKeever was running late. "Shouldn't have been up so late with my fella", she told her friend Kathy. "Too late now though, isn't it?" Kathy looked at at her friend with a smirk on her face. That was so Abagael! Throw caution to the wind and then complain when faced with the consequences. "Yeah Abby, but at least you have a fella! You so much prettier than me. I'm going to be a spinster well into the next decade." "Relax Kathy..1920 is still two years away. I'm sure I can get you a man by then...now come on. If we wanna make the trolley, we better move our
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~HOMETOWN~(Chapter 9)
~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 9) It was at that moment that...once again...the door to room S-4 creaked open again. I knew this time it would not be empty. I slowly made my way down the radically altered hellish hallway, towards S-4. From the opened door, I could see a flickering electric light come from inside the patient room, which bounced off the hallway's opposite rusted wall. Muffled was the sound of The Andrew's Sisters 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B' which played eerily from the inside of patient room S-4. Although I wasn't close enough yet to see inside the room, I could feel both comfort and despair come from it at once - mixed in a
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~HOMETOWN~(Chapter 8)
~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 8) After the frightening encounter with the intercom system, I slowly and miserably got up and lumbered down the hallway, back to the doors leading to the elevator. I wasn't surprised to find that that were now unlocked. I creaked open the doors and made my way to the elevator. Before I hit the 2nd Floor button, however, I learned against the wall in an exhausted slump. I cried. I cried harder than I ever have in my entire life. My world crashed down around me, I lost everyone and everything I ever cared about...including my own mind. 'I just wanna close my eyes and wish this all away', I thought to myself. 'I want every
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~HOMETOWN~(Chapter 7)
~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 7) *DING* The elevator came to a stop and the metal doors swung open. I turned right, around the corner, and surrounding me was a Day Room, a door marked 'Store room', another heavy-bound door labeled 'Special Treatment Room'. On the opposite side, there was an unmarked double-door which I slowly pushed open. I slowly went inside. On the left-hand side there were numerous doors, labeled S-1 all the way to S-14. "Patient rooms", I reasoned. I tried each door, but they were all locked and there was no hope in breaking them open. I slowly walked down the long narrow hall, careful of every slow and quiet step I made. The
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~HOMETOWN~(Chapter 6)
~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 6) The late afternoon sun shined brightly and clearly on Nathan Avenue, as the day's traffic began to wind down. A black sedan came flying past the rest-stop, and turned sharply left on Neely Street, where it grinded to a halt in front of 1408. A red-headed woman in her early 30's, dressed in a suit jacket and slacks stepped out of the drivers side, while a dark haired man in his early 40's clad in a gray suit stepped out of the passenger side. "Nice town", said the man as he took off his sunglasses, and soaked in the bucolic surroundings. "I used to come here as a kid, with my parents", replied the red headed woman as
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~HOMETOWN~(Chapter 5)
~HOMETOWN~ (Chapter 5) "So what the FUCK am I supposed to do now, huh!?" I yelled into the air, to the town. "Just sit here like some asshole waiting for my next clue? Maybe I'll find a bloody Post-It note taped up to my fridge that's now rotting away?" I began to get angry. "Or maybe try a less subtle approach and I'll wait here for the goddamn telephone to ring, hows that?" I let out a deep breath and sank into the couch as I tried to relax. ....Just then, the phone rang. My thoughts stopped dead in their tracks as I stared at my cell phone. I still was getting no signal, indicated by the big "X" where signal bars usually are in the top
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ianderickson|Hobbyist Writer
River can you promote this for me   fav.me/d8m0gge
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Thanks for the fave!
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thanks heaps for the watch! :rose: :)
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SwarzezTier|Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the watch :-) Feel free to ask if you have any questions
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thanks for the watch & the faves XD
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Any time. Great stuff! 
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Thank you, for both the fav, and the watch!
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