Diary of the World's End

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unreliable narrator
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Diary of the World's End

Post by unreliable narrator » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:34 pm

It was October when they first arrived. Great wings carried them over rooftops and into our city squares. They dragged us from our houses, herded us, corralled us then branded our flesh with metal symbols heated in the roaring pyres where once our churches stood. Few attempted escape, and those that did were swiftly chased down and rended limb from limb. Our streets are overrun with shifting, shapeless, nameless things known only by their scent for blood and voracity for human pain. Within a day our technology had failed. We enter now a new dark age of fear and hate.
"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight."
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Re: Diary of the World's End

Post by plasticastle » Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:49 am

Suddenly found myself overcome with that christmassy feeling, not quite sure why.
Must be the rending :) I like the atmosphere of this one.
Seriously though, my drabble is up there

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Re: Diary of the World's End

Post by strawman » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:53 am

Only 30 shopping days until Black Friday
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Re: Diary of the World's End

Post by unseentangerine » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:07 am

". . . heated in the roaring pyres where our churches once stood." and use of the word rended made this enjoyable for me to read but the whole thing was pretty good too :O
Many on the forum have asked me, so here's my answer: a spoonful of lighter fluid. And you'll need to wash it out really well when you're done.

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