Truthbringer

Chapter Nine

June 26, 2014

“Let go,” she said, and lay a wet piece of cloth on my forehead. I knew her voice. It called to me from the past. “I can’t,” I whispered, and a tear rolled down the side of my face. I couldn’t let go, even if I wanted to. She had become my life, and now she asks me to let go. How could she ask such a thing of me? After all the things I endured… “Kira… Not now… I can try… This time… I can do it. ... Read more …

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Chapter Eight

June 26, 2014

A voice was calling me, again and again. I tried to turn away, to turn my back to it, but it kept calling, pulling me back. I didn’t want to leave this comfortable place. I didn’t want to get pulled into the world outside again. Not now. Not ever. === “Wake up.” “Wake up, I say.” A voice was calling me, again and again. I tried to turn away, to turn my back to it, but it kept calling, pulling me back. ... Read more …

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Chapter Seven

May 7, 2014

It was quiet that night. Snow fell lightly, sprinkling the land in a soft, white blanket. Winter’s first messenger had eluded this land for a while, but now it came with haste, leading the flakes into a wild, unpredictable dance. === All was quiet. Yet, from time to time one could distinguish a faint, tittering noise, barely audible–foraging animals, perhaps? Then, all was quiet once again. Sometime later, a more discernible noise could be heard. ... Read more …

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Chapter Six

May 7, 2014

“Hello?” I was submerged under tons of a heavy material. It was weighing me down, pressing onto my chest, crushing me, choking me. === “Can you hear me?” I gasped, but the air seemed to escape me. It was too tough, too thick. I couldn’t draw it into my lungs. Two people spoke together in a strange language. They seemed far away, too distant for me to comprehend their words. Then I drifted away again. ... Read more …

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Chapter Five

May 7, 2014

“A boxer would at least try to stand up.” I flinched as someone touched my shoulder. The person who was standing before me was smiling, and he extended a hand as he saw my puzzlement. He was wearing a pointed cap on his face that hid most of his features in shadow. He was short but slender, and the twig-like hand he extended to me spoke of malnourishment. “er… I am not sure I understand…” ... Read more …

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Chapter Four

May 7, 2014

The dream came back to me as I ran, shocking and haunting in its clarity. I hadn’t ever seen the man in my dream, and yet I knew him. I could remember Aldrin, and the fact that he had done something. He didn’t like me, and I knew our dislike for each other had not been that big. However, he was a man to take everything to extremes, be it love or hate. ... Read more …

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Chapter Three

May 7, 2014

Waking up is usually energising. A new day starts, with endless possibilities and expectations. It is not any of these, however, when you wake up screaming. === I thrashed around, half expecting to feel the numbing pain, but all that was left was a fading memory and sweat-soaked bed sheets. This was getting worse with each day. Being the third in a row, I didn’t want to know what would come next. ... Read more …

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Chapter Two

May 7, 2014

I was an eagle, beating my powerful wings to move above a dense forest. I looked down at it and its inhabitants, alive and noisy. The trees reached up with branches as if to scratch the sky itself. Birds flew from branch to branch, calling energetically to each other. Everything seemed normal. Happy. === Suddenly I was pulled down into my own body. My gaze had focussed on an imaginary point straight ahead. ... Read more …

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Chapter One

May 7, 2014

For some, the start might be a violent race of emotions. For some others, it might be a capturing gaze, and yet for others, it might be an electrifying touch, a drunken night in a party, a random prank call, or a letter, text message or email that came from nowhere. For a very small number of people, however, it’s unexpected as rain in autumn. Whether fortunately or unfortunately, I fall into that category. ... Read more …

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Prologue

May 7, 2014

I wasn’t always like this, you know. Once, I was just like you. Enjoying my life to its full extent, thinking about such matters as death, life, love, only when there was a need — which in average was equal to none. === And then, one day, everything changed. On that day, I lost everything that was dear to me. My love, my life, my soul… Why didn’t I kill myself? ... Read more …

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