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Today I Am Victorious, part 5
Today I am a soldier.  Brave, intimidating, ambitious.  A general.  My tent fills with the oily smoke of our lamps, the captains and strategists arrayed around me, planning dawn's battle.  Their voices add to the ones only I can hear, boring into my skull.
A man with a crooked nose and a deferent manner intrudes.  "My lord general?  My lord, the king wishes to see you."  I nod.
"Very well.  I'll report to him immediately."
I push back from the table, trying to ignore the bickering of my companions.  Too many, too many people talking.  Too many thoughts, too many memories.  They aren't mine.  Mine got lost, abandoned long ago in the morass of voices, obliterated in a brilliant flash of light, tears streaming down my face for the first time in centuries, cracks--
--CRACK--
crack, and smash, and a--!
...
in the morass of voices.
"M-my lord, the king is waiting."  His nerves are beginning to show, despite his
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Today I Am Victorious, part 4
Today I am a whore, seductive and expensive.  My clothes, like my bearing, are tailored to entice rather than reveal.  I stroll the sumptuous lobby of my madam's house, entertaining the guests with smiles and touches, catcalled and heckled by my permanent, imperceptible audience.
A regular walks in and examines the merchandise.  He is fat and balding, even more powerful than he is rich, and as arrogant as both put together.  Unlike some regulars, he prefers to sample a new girl with every visit; tonight his eye falls on me.  I return his glance with a practiced smile, a smile that says he's exceptional, that he's handsome, that I'm intrigued by his gaze.  It is a subtle, lying smile--a face worn as a mask over the mask that is my face.
He smiles back--an oily smirk meant to be charming--and moves in my direction, nodding to the stairs.  I move with him, hanging back a little to take his offered arm.  Behind us, a man with a crooked nose and a nob
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Today I Am Victorious, part 3
Today I am a friend, sympathetic and loyal.  My clothes are distinguished, but not ostentatious: a merchant's garb.  My friend has come to me today from another city—not an easy trip.  The two of us are chatting outside an expensive cafe in the respectable part of town.  He's more jittery than usual.  I make a quip about it, something about too much coffee.  The joke makes him suddenly serious.  The chorus thinks that's funny.  I see why, but the humor is lost.
"Abe, I need your help," he whispers, leaning in close.  "I'm in trouble."
He's afraid.  He's a fearful man.  He fears he's being tracked; an assassin.  His fears aren't quite correct, but they're not quite wrong, either.  Of course, I don't know that.
He wants me to help him.  Protection, he says.  He needs protection.  You've got connections, he says.  Do you know anyone?  Yes, I do, I tell him, placing a reassuring hand on his.
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Today I Am Victorious, part 2
Today I am a father.  A stern, proud man.  I wear simple clothes, field clothes.  My son works the plow behind me as I work the horse.  The horse is young and stubborn.  So is the son.  The sun's heat is stubborn as well, but it is very old.  Older than me.  Older even than the earth, and just as silent.
My son grows tired from the heat.  I wipe the sweat from my brow and suggest we take a break.  Half the field is tilled.
We take refuge under the shade of a large tree at the edge of the field.  The horse grazes as we unpack our lunch.  The chorus mutters and stirs, and across the field a boy with a crooked nose and a scarred face approaches.  He is almost a man now, strong and lean and hungry from running.  He's been running for a long time.  Running away.  Running from his past, towards the future I'm preparing.
He sees us, the horse.  He crouches low.  I see him behind us, but I don't look.
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The Wall
(Beginning)
Once upon a time, there lived a young and beautiful girl.  Her hair was red as fire, and her laugh was as bright and sweet as a summer breeze.  The girl lived in a lush and verdant garden, and she wanted for nothing--yet the girl was sad, for she had a secret that she longed to share, but there was no one with her in her garden to share it.
(One)
Once upon a time, there lived a young and beautiful girl.  Her hair was red as fire, and her laugh was as bright and sweet as a summer breeze.  The girl lived in a lush and verdant garden with a boy, and they spent many hours together wandering the garden's close and quiet paths, and making love amid its many marvels.  The boy was tall and strong as stone, and his voice was as smooth and deep and clear as rain, and the two of them shared a secret.
(Two)
Once upon a time, there lived a young and beautiful girl.  Her hair was red as fire, and her laugh was as clear and sweet as a summer breeze.  The
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Misfit Valentine
A love note to my stalker, who I know will always care:
I sense your presence follow close behind most everywhere,
It's nice to know there's one thing I can count on, always true:
In this world of hills and heartbreak, I at least can count on you.
You watch me when I go to work, you watch me when I shower,
You leave a dozen roses on my doorstep every hour,
You leave me notes around the house, or sometimes in my car,
Professing "love, forever," or "I'm never very far."
And though you're creepy, and I can't in truth say "please be mine,"
It's nice to know (if all else fails) you'd be my Valentine.
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You'll find a bunch of stuff in my gallery--fantasy, poetry, romantic gibberish, some photography. Take a look, maybe you'll find something you like. Critique is always appreciated.

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Hey all, still on hiatus here, but at least I'm not dead!  I mean, presumably, I can't be sure though.  I think that'd be the kind of thing one would notice.  I've got a couple of new things I've written that I'll be throwing up here for your delectation and defenestration (no actual defenestration, please, someone might get hurt), but I won't be making regular updates.  At least, not until I change the name on my account (it seemed like a good idea in high school), and I can't do that until I get a premium subscription.  Very early Christmas present, anyone...?

If you want to keep up with my non-fiction writing, I'm keeping a blog at insearchofsecrets.com that I'll be updating roughly once a week with essays, links and reviews on my favorite topics (videogames, art, philosophy, science, education, etc.)  Hope to see you there!
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BananaGirl48 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Thanks for the llama :)
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thevoiceofdoom Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Well, you know what they say: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and a llama for a llama ;)
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BananaGirl48 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Heh.
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BananaGirl48 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
And thanks for adding me to your collection too.
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Noite-Bela Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for the fave
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thevoiceofdoom Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :)
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Noite-Bela Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you enjoy the rest of my gallery as well. n=n
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CogentContent Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Thanks for watching!
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oxi-moron Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009   Digital Artist
^_^ Thank you for the fav! :hug:
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thevoiceofdoom Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :)
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