Lordly Duties

The knock on the door made him wake up to an empty bed. He swore under his breath, throwing the heavy blankets off his body as if they were silks. He rubbed the sleep out of his eyes, putting his robe on as he pulled open the door. "Where is she?" he asked, his voice … Continue reading Lordly Duties

New Job

"Do you ever just wanna do something so…" I looked up the moment her mouth started to curl into a playful smirk as she continued her sentence. "…reckless?" she asked, almost in a whisper so that none of the customers could hear us. "How do you mean?" We were on our 15 minute "smoke break", … Continue reading New Job

The Boy

The butler, old yet strong, carried the weight of his religion alone. In years' time, the writings, stories, scars, will die with him. But, for now, he "enjoys" the company of his child charge, a runt of an eight-year-old Boy child with the soul of someone much older in His tiny body. The butler watched … Continue reading The Boy

10.2

"Oh, sweet little hungry baby... Tell me that this is my end..."Adira couldn't feel the baby chomping at her swollen belly. Her body was long dead but her soul still sat in the corpse, forced to roam the earth with no purpose.Her eyes couldn't move to face him, but she could hear her king sobbing. … Continue reading 10.2

10.1

"Your Highness, it has been three months since we have seen the Imperial Bride," an aide had whispered into his ear as he watched the screen on his desk flicker through channels, looking for any news about them. "They may actually be dead, Your Highness.""Bullshit," he murmured, the screen going black, his cool eyes looking … Continue reading 10.1

9.

The rain had been going on for three weeks, the rising waters around this religious town meant no travel until the rain stopped. The monks that wandered around the streets, helping the elderly by bringing them fruit produce from their temple, mending the clothes of the growing children that ran the streets, chanting outside of … Continue reading 9.

8.

The baby did not look like a normal baby upon further inspection. The normal cries of a human newborn were replaced with throaty growls. The baby had nearly black eyes that darted around the room as Dr. Tory held it up by its foot. It had no tuft of hair on its head. As Dr. … Continue reading 8.

7.2

Purple eyes watched the sunset once more, envious of the rays that disappeared behind the never ending wall of mountains. It was day three of four, and she just wanted it to end. She missed being able to stand and enjoy the outside without people rushing to check on her. She missed being on horseback … Continue reading 7.2

7.1

Purple eyes stared to the sky, watching the red ring they were meant to venture to once the sunset."Are you scared?"They jumped up, scared at the voice that spoke louder than the owls in the trees."No..." they replied, scooting over on the fallen tree they sat on to make room for the man with blue-grey … Continue reading 7.1