Author Archives: helenvalentina

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.

Forsaken

After the war all signs of vibrancy were gone. We went, my friend and I, to the old mall where once we’d spent many a lazy, pointless morning. It had been a tribal rite of sorts, the meetings in the … Continue reading

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Alchemy

In those times we read the ancient book The masters of our little universe were alchemists and in awe we followed their dictates They fed on spells and death and hate into the mess of the nigredo each must fall … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Wall

She would appear on full moon nights. Only in that one room, up in the attic, and only then. He only saw her because, on such glorious light soaked evenings, he wanted to be at the top of the house, … Continue reading

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Masks

She grew used to the masks, but she knew she should not. The avatars they were given were faceless. That was part of the design, they said, so you could more easily choose how to look. “You are not constrained … Continue reading

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Dilemma

On the in between plain Edward faced his dilemma. His calculations had been precise enough to bring him here, but here wasn’t what he expected. Though, if he were honest, he hadn’t really known what to expect. Time travel hadn’t … Continue reading

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Catacombs

Down in the catacombs Rhys, David and me Looking for danger Insolent, free Our bloodied hands A warning sign Destroy all that’s innocent Everything fine Down in the catacombs Rhys, David and me Only fools trespass Down in the mines … Continue reading

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Kissing Trees

I remember the kissing trees, as we called them when we were young. They were in the wooded area on the outskirts of town. The place we would go to play when what kissing trees might signify was barely known … Continue reading

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Captured

They caught her on the morning tide. Raised her up, heavy and frightened and squirming in their nets. The moon had not even forfeited its dominion in the sky, and even some stars still flashed their dying light on the … Continue reading

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Look Back

He learned many secrets as a child. Most of all, he learned how to hide his true self, even from himself. “Never look back,” they said, “into a mirror, for you will see your soul.” He understood their advice,and why … Continue reading

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Crow Queen

Queen of the crows Wreathed in the forest’s gloomy light Arise at our bidding Arise this night Daughter of darkness Free from the world’s aching embrace Show us your desire Show us your face Bringer of sorrow Doomed to see … Continue reading

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