The Darker Realms
This blog is about the darker realms, the places where nightmares and dreams lurk below conscious thought. Join me in a journey into the night.
Tag Archives: ambition
Johnny liked to play. He was a baseball star in high school, and he had big, big dreams of playing for his State, or even the country. Big, big dreams are risky. Better perhaps to have smaller aims and avoid … Continue reading
My uncle had a picture that he hanged on his bedroom wall, above his bed. Unlike many who put a cross or other religious paraphernalia in such private places, he had the portrait of a skull. Underneath it he had written on … Continue reading
I had to laugh. The devil looks exactly like you’d expect him to look. Perhaps that’s the point. But for me, raised on too many horror movies about yuppie sociopaths, I expected a cross of Patrick Bateman from American Psycho … Continue reading
‘Andrew’s office,’ a girl breathed down the phone. She sounded young. She was probably pretty, and small. David imagined that would be the pre-requisite for employment with Andrew. He wondered if she might be ‘the girl’. ‘Tell him it’s David, … Continue reading
Elevated on the sense of success in his pursuit of Schaden, David felt confident in other pursuits. It was almost midday at the office. He’d done two tax returns for clients with more money than sense or morals, and found … Continue reading