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: lost children
The last thing I saw was the hands. I’m the only witness, the only one left behind after the picnic. The one who wandered off, following butterflies into the forest in the other direction, only roused to return when I … Continue reading
He stayed out past the time the search party gave up. He knew he was probably searching for her ghost now, his little girl, because he knew the statistics of time and missing children and he knew the rumours of … Continue reading
This carousel makes you ride forever. It takes you somewhere else. It’s a portal, don’t you see? To a world of infinite games, infinite fun, infinite youth. That’s the sales pitch, anyway. Parents who don’t want their children bring them … Continue reading
When the owl comes one of the children must disappear. All the townsfolk know this, and guard their children close every night in case the mystical sound of the owl calling, hooting as it descends, should reach their vulnerable ears. … Continue reading
“The young girl was last seen sitting on the park bench on the outskirts of town. You know, that one where the bus to Portland makes its first pick up on its journey?” “Yes. Seen by our resident travelling salesman … Continue reading