• Archori commented on the post, vines 1 year, 11 months ago

    They grew again last week. I haven’t seen the vines for a number of years. Their fruit has not graced these dusty, aged walls for many years before the vines disappeared. Could this be a sign of things to come?

  • Archori commented on the post, brisk 5 years, 4 months ago

    We walked through the cold alley at a brisk pace, the leaves crunching underneath our feet.

  • Archori commented on the post, flee 5 years, 5 months ago

    I want to flee, but I can’t move. My feet are paralyzed, and I can’t tell if it’s my fear or my courage. His hot breath is in my face, screaming at me. I can see through his eyes into a flaming soul.

  • Archori commented on the post, hell 5 years, 6 months ago

    He made hell too. That’s what I’ve been told, at least. I can’t fathom it – a land of fire beyond our temple gates. Yet I do see the darkness that lies beyond, and wonder why we are fenced in here. This is our destiny, to be free and happy, right? If so, why the gates? Why the fences? Can the darkness remain?

  • Archori commented on the post, senator 5 years, 6 months ago

    The senator’s head was still ringing from the explosion. It happened every morning on her commute. She wasn’t sure how long the unrest would last. She wasn’t sure how long her convoy would last either. Until then, another day at the office. Another aspirin. Another stack of hopeless paperwork for a hopeless embassy.

  • Archori commented on the post, seldom 5 years, 6 months ago

    I seldom imagine myself being below average. Whenever I dream, I dream of being higher. I dream of having some lofty purpose, being some role model to kids all over the country. I seldom dream of sitting alone, not relating to the people around me. I seldom dream of being wrong, of being broken, of being lost.

  • Archori commented on the post, railway 5 years, 6 months ago

    Inspiration refused to strike Lionel as he walked aimlessly down the railway line. As he passed the railway ties, each one falling into line one after the other to the horizon, the thought never occurred to him that the next thing to strike would be the train.

  • Archori commented on the post, backlit 5 years, 8 months ago

    I walked through the backlit room, unsure of what lay ahead. I guess that was the purpose of the lighting – to illuminate what was to come, not what was already passed by.

  • Archori commented on the post, pairs 5 years, 9 months ago

    The pairs walked slowly up the ramp, undoubtedly to another doom. It was always like this on their travels, being chained as they struggled onward. Hopefully they’d find the key.

  • Archori commented on the post, brotherhood 5 years, 9 months ago

    I joined the brotherhood expecting some sense of community, I guess. But I rapidly found out that the problems prevalent in society abounded within this one as well. Steven still got ignored because of his speech defect, Paul still wasn’t invited to dinner, and as for me – I still didn’t find the meaning of life.

  • Archori commented on the post, wafer 5 years, 10 months ago

    She handed me the wafer as I entered the room. It was furnished with two chairs and a small table – not all that unusual, except for the wires protruding from the ceiling. Sure. Science. That’s what this was.

  • Archori commented on the post, casting 5 years, 10 months ago

    The casting was complete. He took the mold, awed at his work. He imagined the molten metal, pouring into the tiny cracks, red hot and glowing. He imagined the finished hilt – one worthy of the prince, for sure – its exquisite detail flowing like the movements of its master.

  • Archori commented on the post, lullaby 5 years, 10 months ago

    The melody rang sweet from beyond the dell. The children slowly stopped playing, but didn’t stop grinning. The sweet scent of flowers drifted through the air. The lullaby wasn’t so peaceful at heart.

  • Archori commented on the post, taboo 5 years, 10 months ago

    The topics that need to be discussed the most. Dig them out of the dark corners of your mind, and bring them to light. Reality isn’t ideal – quit pretending like it is, or that it can be. Nothing should be ignored.

  • Archori commented on the post, loom 5 years, 10 months ago

    He sat at the loom, staring out into the distance. He’d run the thread through many times, but this time – it sparkled. The destiny this thread foretold was brilliant – and it didn’t end.

  • Archori commented on the post, beer 5 years, 10 months ago

    He watched in awe as the golden liquid flowed from the tap. Suddenly his twenty-first birthday became important as he chugged down the drink in all it’s glory. A few drinks later and he was a slobbering mess like the rest of them – a few months later and he was drinking like his dad.

  • Archori commented on the post, burning 5 years, 10 months ago

    The flames were burning, and as obvious as that might seem, it wasn’t. I’d never really felt the full force of a fire before, its raw, unadulterated power fanning out into flames and smoke. Yes, the fire was burning, ravaging, destroying. It was not merely a fire, it was the end.

  • Archori commented on the post, rating 5 years, 10 months ago

    I can see Jones over there screaming at the printer, hoping for his anger to have some magical effect on the toner levels. Poor Jones, doesn’t know today is rating day. The new ones never know, though. Once a month the clipboards are drawn out and the supervisors begin their painstaking reviews.

  • Archori commented on the post, ensue 5 years, 10 months ago

    Pete and his imaginary friend walked along the side of the road. They ducked – watching the bullets whiz by as the carnage ensued. Little Peter hadn’t made many friends, and hadn’t found many adventures – he walked down the road with his dreams on the way home daily.

  • Archori commented on the post, clasp 5 years, 11 months ago

    We walked, our hands clasped together, arms swinging back and forth, smiles plastered on our silly faces. Her face was really pretty in the spotted shade as the sunlight danced on her countenance.