-Hi Jenny! Where are you going?
-I’m going home to see my mum, she’s ill. Why?
-Nothing. I’m going the same way.
Ren had been in love with Jenny for months. All he wanted was to get her on his own, to have a chance to tell her how he felt, a chance to kiss her.
They walked by the Cave, just outside of the village. It wasn’t really a cave, just this great hole going down into the ground. No one knew where it led, except it was deep. You couldn’t see the end.
The ground started shaking. A sound came from the hole.
-What the…? Ren looked over the edge. He could see something move far below…. (more)
Jack walked through the streets, restlessly, only accompanied by the darkness of the night, the lights from the lampposts. He knew it was dangerous, but he hadn’t slept for days. Lying awake in the darkness was driving him mad.
He heard something. Steps around the corner. Strange, at this time of the night. Heavy, slow footsteps coming towards him. Too heavy. Too slow.
He stopped, so did the footsteps.
“Maybe I’ll go back…” He didn’t finish the thought. A giant head leant out from behind the wall. A horrible face, twisted, broken. In pain. A monster, tall as a building. Its skin was pale, dead…
The garden grew, distancing her from the outside world. She sunk into the shadows of the wild growing roses and the tall, majestic trees.
Something, someone, lurked between the branches, in the darkness behind the leaves.
-What do you want? she screamed, breaking the silence.
Soft wind far above was the only answer… (more)
-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)
-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)
The huge mountain troll had been listening to the story from his cave underneath. He remembered the event like it was yesterday, even though he could not count the winters gone by since then. Disgusting little humans coming around to steal his gold.
“Once upon a time…”, followed by lies, lies and other lies. “The greedy troll”, they said. That smelly little human described as a hero.
That much he could handle. It was the end. The end were that little brat supposedly had fooled him, even slayed him. Him, the King of the mountain, tricked and murdered by a human? He felt his blood boil in his veins of anger…