I took a few steps, my senses adjusting to the new sensations, the noise slowly recoiling into a dull roar, the stench slowly imprinting into my memories. The taste lingered, and I dug into my pocket for what I hoped was currency here.
The feeling of unease welled up deep inside her. She should turn back, she thought, but her feet carried her forward. She was aware this place had fallen to ruin; she had seen it wither and decay with time, like her, growing old and forgotten.
It’s the quiet.
The unyielding silence that envelops you even as the music blares.
You are carrying a heavy burden today. The emotional toil is reflected in my physical weight. You don’t simply guide the departed to their new world; you pick up their burdens and carry them with you.
I watched as I grew taller, slimmer, curvier, fuller. I watched as she became beauty personified. She was beautiful.
It hurts.” She said. Riley’s grip tightened on my staff and I wavered under their trembling arms.
“Take my hand, and I’ll take the pain away. It won’t hurt anymore.”
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I stared blankly at the scene before me. There was something going on, it was loud but muted. I was far away, lost in the void inside my own mind. I was heavy, and rooted in place. The scene around me was too gruesome to look at, too painful to process, so I stayed in myContinue reading “A Void Dance”
The scythe grows heavy with burden, and the longer you have it, the heavier it is.” Tears streamed down his face, but he was smiling.
We left nothing to waste, melting down the fats, grinding the bones into powder, stretching and tanning the hides. Everything had a use.