• Salaa'ut commented on the post, gold 4 years, 12 months ago

    His eyes were gold. That was the first thing he noticed. The only thing, really. He could not see the color of his clothes or the greenery around him. It was all a myriad of formless shapes and impressions to him. He did not understand color or emotion, but he noticed the stranger’s eyes. They were gold.

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, repressed 5 years ago

    He repressed the memory along with so many others. If he didn’t remember, it never happened. If it never happened, there were no scars. If there were no scars, he wasn’t broken. He was fine. Fine.
    He swallowed dryly and looked away from the mirror. He was fine. Nothing happened.

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, selective 5 years ago

    It was a selective process, this.
    Too young and they were liable to break, too old and they wouldn’t let themselves be molded.
    To strong and they looked beyond what was good for them, too weak and they wouldn’t survive. Too passive and they were overrun but too stubborn and they’d never get anything done.
    It was a selective process, finding a new host.

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, strung 5 years, 6 months ago

    High-strung and hot tempered. That was the core of his personality. One of them, at least. He was a god and as such his temperament was decided by his followers. People saw the danger of fire, the way it greedily ate all in its path and snapped at anything in its path and said he must act so. Others saw the way fire warmed chilled hands and…[Read more]

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, taboo 5 years, 10 months ago

    It was a taboo amongst their kind. Even in a society where anything goes, there were still limits. This was one of them, though many did not understand. It made sense to those who were raised in the following, though. If words and symbols controlled magic and all it was associated with, a tattoo held danger to everyone who saw it and even more to…[Read more]

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, ensue 5 years, 10 months ago

    “-And I will ensure that the proper amount of chaos will ensue from the organization’s private–” Ethan tuned out the presentation with a yawn. Surely there was more to government work than this? He had signed up for so much more. Where was all the political intrigue? The backdoor deals? The whispered secrets?

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, enemies 5 years, 11 months ago

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend, but sometimes there is comfort in knowing that one person or one group is your enemy and always will be. It’s a constant in life, knowing you’ll always be pitted against them and they will always be pitted against you. It’s a mutual relationship based upon hatred and suspicion and it is something that you never…[Read more]

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, mumbling 5 years, 11 months ago

    A mumbling voice interspersed with coughs and wheezing gasps.
    A mumbled confession of something not quite friendship, but not quite anything less.
    The mumbling grumble as the engine started up and decided it wasn’t quite worth the effort.
    The sweet, silence that remained after they had finally parted.

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, anchor 5 years, 11 months ago

    He was her anchor. He was that one bit of stability that kept her from flying away and disappearing. He was the one thing that kept her alive and willing to keep trying. He was everything to her. He was everything. And she kept him sane.

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, welfare 5 years, 11 months ago

    The welfare of the people was the highest priority. The welfare of the needy was their main target. This was a society where everyone got the help they needed. Where everyone deserved the help they got.
    Where everyone was equal, though some were more equal than others.

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, dashboard 5 years, 11 months ago

    The dashboard of his car was always cluttered with a miscellanea of items. Nevermind that it was dangerous, he managed to somehow cram things in such a way that if physics had ever been given a physical form, would have broken down and cried.

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, punished 5 years, 11 months ago

    All men are to be punished for their own sins.
    A nice sentiment, I suppose, but rather impractical.
    Or perhaps, merely impossible.
    You cannot punish only one person, not when everyone is connected.
    How can you punish just one man for stealing grain, when your punishment would affect the man’s family as well?

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, flour 5 years, 11 months ago

    Flour was everywhere, dusting everything with a thin white coat.
    She looked up with a morose, dejected glance.
    I could smell the depression that wafted off of her (that smelled suspiciously of smoke and burn sugar).
    She held several burnt cookies in her hand.
    “I tried.” She whispered, looking for all the world as though she were about to burst…[Read more]

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, smudge 5 years, 11 months ago

    It was the ever-present smudge of paint on her cheek that he fell in love with. It said so much about her, from her determination in finishing a job once started, to her spacy attitude towards life. It was her light-hearted smile and her absent-minded actions. It was the way she would unthinkingly brush her hair from her face and laugh at herself…[Read more]

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, fabricated 5 years, 11 months ago

    A web of fabricated lies and backstory and personality. Nobody knew who she was anymore, least of all herself. Things had gone on for too long. Too many different identities, until her real self was just another mask among the many littered across the floor of her soul. She would pick each one up and try it on, trying to find the one that fit the…[Read more]

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, plague 5 years, 12 months ago

    The plague was an accident. Really. It simply didn’t make sense. There had always been rumors that certain… indecencies would cause plagues, but science had proven those rumors to be false! How could this have ever happened?

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, wheat 5 years, 12 months ago

    Wheat. Grain. She wasn’t the harvest goddess, but She certainly knew her. Wheat was grain. Grain became flour. Flour became bread. Bread became life. She wasn’t the God of water, but they were close. She was life, after all. Water kept the plants alive, kept animals alive, kept everyone alive. She knew water, knew it intimately. Kept track of…[Read more]

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, bronze 5 years, 12 months ago

    The bronze idol had meant many things to me over the years. When I had first received it, it was a joke of sorts. A souvenir a friend had brought back. Then I had looked up the religion out of curiosity. Who would create such a strange animal? A scorpion’s tail, a wolf’s head, a cat’s claws, and a snake’s body? It was one of the stranger things I…[Read more]

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, tornado 5 years, 12 months ago

    She was a veritable tornado rushing through the house, upending things, destroying keepsakes, carrying objects off. We wondered why we bothered with her, sometimes. But that question was always answered whenever she turned around and looked at us with that innocent smile, that loving glance, that look of surprise as though she could not believe we…[Read more]

  • Salaa'ut commented on the post, calamity 6 years ago

    Harsh words and broken laughter and oh so much blood. Pooled everywhere, filling the air with it’s metallic tang. Had he not known some of the victims here, he would have considered it a work of art. A visceral, terrifying piece of art, but beautiful all the same. But he had known these men. Had fallen in love with these children. Watched those…[Read more]