• river commented on the post, emptying 6 years, 9 months ago

    We spent a good part of the night emptying our clothes of sand. After three days of traversing through the desert, it was inside of everything. I tried to sneak away to dust myself off, and soon after slipping my […]

  • river commented on the post, dilemma 6 years, 10 months ago

    “This puts us in a dilemma,” Nathaniel said as he swung his sword around, treating it as a toy more than a weapon. I wondered what it felt like, in his hands. I had never touched it before, and prayed that I would […]

  • river commented on the post, stunt 6 years, 10 months ago

    “If you think you are going to get away with this little stunt, you are dead wrong,” I was breathing hard, anger and rage fueling my emotions, spilling into my muscles and running up and down my nerves.

    I […]

  • river commented on the post, retrieve 6 years, 10 months ago

    Haddison always sent one of us up to the surface to retrieve his packages. He never went to the top himself. I sometimes wondered when the last time he it was that he saw the sun. I always wondered if he was […]

  • river commented on the post, lodge 6 years, 10 months ago

    We stay in the local lodge, which masquerades as a tavern on the edge of town. Nathaniel tells me that he used to live there, in the basement. I wonder if that’s why he was able to grow so accustom to living in […]

  • river commented on the post, monitor 6 years, 10 months ago

    Haddison left me to monitor the strange chemical concoctions that he’d left on the high table in the lab. I often found that when I was left alone with these bubbling mixtures that I wondered what compounds had […]

  • river commented on the post, quest 6 years, 10 months ago

    “We can name it the ‘great quest to save humanity’,” Nathaniel laughs, using his fingers to make quotes in the air as he speaks.

    The others join him, but none of them know how deep his words run.

    Only I know […]

  • river commented on the post, calling 6 years, 10 months ago

    I’m calling out his name, calling out for him to stop. I know that he can’t, and the volts and jolts keep coming.

    It’s torture, this shocking electrifying mess that we’ve gotten ourselves into.

    Tears fall […]

  • river commented on the post, pile 6 years, 10 months ago

    The bodies pile up around us and I cannot stop to even cry over them. So many fallen. So many of them could have been myself, Nathaniel, Walker even… but we were lucky. I wonder why we always get so lucky.

    I […]

  • river commented on the post, backspace 6 years, 10 months ago

    There’s a space behind us. Vulnerable. I know that I can cover it, keep us safe, but i can’t take my eyes off her.

    She’s always there, distracting him. Distracting me.

    I want to shove her in that space, […]

  • river commented on the post, romance 6 years, 10 months ago

    Romance.

    It’s a foreign word. One I’ve never spoken before.

    Nathaniel whispered it into my ear the first time we kissed. He spoke in hushed tones as I sat there, more terrified than I had ever been […]

  • river commented on the post, engine 6 years, 10 months ago

    I feel a burning inside of myself, racing as fast as the engine of the machine that powers the center of the city. I imagine flames leaping up and licking the inside of my skin, burning it black and I wish that I […]

  • river commented on the post, insect 6 years, 10 months ago

    “What is this?” I ask, pointing down to something moving across the ground. I’ve never been outside of the desert, not that I can remember, and there are many things that I don’t know about land that is covered […]

  • river commented on the post, disregard 6 years, 10 months ago

    We had no disregard for the coming events. Instead we faced them head on, not even bothering to blink. Nathaniel held out his hand, expecting my fingers to wrap around his, but I held back. Now was not the time […]

  • river commented on the post, lending 6 years, 10 months ago

    I’m always lending him a shoulder these days. It never used to be this way though. In the past my shoulder was sharp, and never there for him unless it was to jam it into his chin, or against his chest. Nathaniel […]

  • river commented on the post, luggage 6 years, 10 months ago

    We carried little with us, knowing that it would only slow us down. Nathaniel had his sword, I had the clothes on my back and a second outfit to change into. Each of us carried a bag of food. We hoped it would […]

  • river commented on the post, tasting 6 years, 10 months ago

    I sit there tasting the bitterness of blood in my mouth. Blood covers my hands, it’s in my hair, and I scream. I try to scream the taste out. I try to scream but I’m choking on the screams and air can’t get in and […]

  • river commented on the post, instrumental 6 years, 10 months ago

    He was always instrumental to the cause. They made him that way. They made him important to me, sharpening my feelings to the point where I could do nothing but harm those around me. They used him to get inside of […]

  • river commented on the post, nominated 6 years, 10 months ago

    “I nominate Juliet,” she said and I cut a glare across the room at her that was enough to slice everyone in half.

    “No,” I said, but then Nathaniel stood up, putting his hand on my shoulder. He looked at me […]

  • river commented on the post, upright 6 years, 10 months ago

    Nathaniel is leaning against his upright sword, the tip buried deep in the sand, and I’m running towards him, shouting at the top of my lungs, trying to get him to stand, trying to get to him before they get to […]