TDV 105: The Supplicants Of Pain

April 2nd, 2017 by Sharkchild

In memory, what I saw felt only as a dream—a picture so surreal that only the wild and deviant subconscious should have been able to conjure such a display. I doubted many of the account’s details over time as knowledge and experience established a clear border between reality and fantasy. Even with the event elaborated upon the permanence of paper, a goblin of the mind worked to discredit its authenticity. But, when I saw my sister—when I saw her work and show the power of her tainted existence—the foreboding truth of this remembrance always struck forth.

I was four years old and playing alongside my sister in the bedroom we shared. She was one year older than I and was occupied by amusements apart from my own. Before me, an array of fantastical figurines were sprawled amidst a battle at the foot of a wooden block tower. I placed a ghost figurine at the pinnacle of the makeshift structure—an overlord preparing to weigh in upon the struggle with its mighty magic. I remember staring into its wide, black eyes when the pounding cadence began. I knew the sound; it was the rattle of our bedroom’s sliding, mirrored closet door.


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28 Responses to “TDV 105: The Supplicants Of Pain”

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