Creatures of darkness in fear of the light.

Cherished Darkness

-The light! The light is back!

-Aaaaah! My eyes! My beautiful eyes!

Some held their arms out towards the whiteness, others ran into the shadows for safety.   Yet others threwthemselves down in submission. It burned their eyes, tore their souls with fear.

Then it was gone, once again,  as suddenly as the last time.

They waited, knew it would be back. Anxiety dug into their hearts, life became unbearable.

Kiind, the youngest of them all, always played around by the little black lake… (More)

Face flowers Aak fictionspawn

Balance

-I’m here to restore balance, he said, staring through them as if they were not there.

The plants laughed. The laughter spread through the forest, along the roots and through the air. 

-We’ve already tried, little one, but please come right in. Give it your best shot.

The giggles lingered as he walked through the dense bushes, thorns and branches cutting his skin, ripping his clothes. He pushed through high grass and ferns, crossed puddles and swamps.

Deep inside he came to the heart of the forest, the place where the roots met, where decisions were made. 

He lay down, spread his cloak out… (more)

Forest Giant And Tree. Aal fictionspawn

So It Was You

Larket held his hand out towards the giant in front of him.

“Stop!” he said. “Don’t come any closer!”

Someone tapped him on the shoulder. He jumped.

“Let him in”, the tree beside him said. It had a face. Hands and fingers were branches growing wildly.

The squirrel stared up against him. It had a judging look on its face, like it had something nasty to say. The rabbits laughed a wicked laugh.

“You…” the giant said. “You have broken our rules…

A monster looking in the mirror. Aak fictionspawn

Reflection

He looked down on his reflection. He saw his own face, dry and worn, nothing but a shadow of who he used to be. The forest was dying around him.

There were no birds anymore. No animals, just a fly every once in a while. He had learned how to catch them, but they weren’t much food.

Down by the lake he could see the old pram lying by the shore, sunken into the water. There were no more fish, no more nothing. Poison. It was where it had started, so silently.

He followed the water upstream…

Sea monster Aak fictionspawn

High Seas

He built the boat, piece by piece. It was the exact replica of a boat he knew, a boat sunk to the bottom of the deep sea.

As he fastened the final pieces a story came to life. Two lovers sailing the seas, youngsters loving like only youngsters in love can. Wild and free they were conquering the world.

On the ocean bed something moved.