Tag Archives: fear

Eye

What do I spy With my little eye? The food on my table The day that you die What do I see Running from me? A sheer delicacy Waiting to flee Reptilian cold I am so old Your fortune told … Continue reading

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Magic

Do you believe in magic? My mother did. I think she practised it. She never admitted as such, but I knew about her books. She kept them with candles and incense and other things I didn’t recognise – and probably … Continue reading

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Daddy

Don’t run away sweet daddy dear I’ve been so patient standing here To me a day, to you a year And I’ll be waiting yet I fear Daddy let me near You say I died so long ago But I … Continue reading

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Hands

After the deluge all I could remember were those last moments, and the hands. The hands reaching out from the multitudes falling, grasping, hurtling into the other place, the void. They opened that first portal despite all the warnings. Curiosity … Continue reading

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What Lies Within

I still remember ‘the place’. That’s all we ever called it. No other name. It was as though, to our childhood minds, any other name might render it more frightening, more portentous, more chill. We couldn’t risk giving it any … Continue reading

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The Throng

Nathan saw them first, walking down the shadowy street. In the beginning there was just a few, walking in straggling groups. He watched them pass by his house, his face pressed close to his bedroom window, trying to keep quiet … Continue reading

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Watch Out Behind You!

Watch out behind you! Little missy always with your head in a book. That’s what your parents always said, isn’t it? Take a moment to see the world around you. All the drama is out there, and some of it … Continue reading

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Ivory

Feel me cry White face cracking Against indifferent snow Bloodless wandering Tribes long lost Terrible, alone Yet to vanquish Hidden enemies Grind flesh Against harsh stone We are rising Ivory tides of rage To revenge To atone Know your death … Continue reading

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Out of the Mist

They came out of the mist when they came. Technically, the mist came first. The first mystery, the mist. falling on our little town one morning, one bright, bright summer morning when mist is incongruous and just should not be. … 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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