|Open wide, space and time distort the mind.|
Across Star-Riddled SkiesI have gazed upon countless other worlds;Across Star-Riddled Skies by ~tanksmallcape
I have heard the whispering of the spheres.
Across the yawning blackness of the void,
into my dying body's ears.
The wonders I behold provide solace
from an existence wretched and scarce to keep
My earthly form lies crippled
in eternal haunted sleep.
My soul flies across burning nebulas;
above the frozen peaks of dying stars.
Over the crystal seas of Venus
and the towering pyramids of Mars.
Yet there is no place for me here
beneath this boundless cosmic dome
For I have gazed upon countless other worlds
but still I cannot find home.
The Murder of Rasputin"Hurry, Dmitry! His car will be here any minute."The Murder of Rasputin by ~tanksmallcape
The suave, well-dressed man walked into a small, dimly-lit living room, carrying a silver tray of pastries and setting it urgently upon an ornate coffee table. Both of the men in the room were young, had sleek hair combed back, and were bare of facial hair.
"Do not worry, Felix." Dmitry whispered. "We have all the time we require."
Upon the table was also a bottle of wine; glasses too. A fireplace roared and illuminated the equally ornate Baroque-style room with flickering orange light. Despite the festive appearance, the atmosphere was one filled with apprehension and nervous silence
The Book of ThothThe warrior's sandaled feet pounded on the sand, his bones weary from days and days of walking across the arid and sun-beaten desert. This landthe Rub'al Khaliwas unforgiving and harsh; even a stalwart former soldier like himself knew this. It was the domain of the Old Gods, forgotten spirits and deities of the ancients. Allah had no interest in that place.The Book of Thoth by ~tanksmallcape
The rare but occasional breezes of warm air were a welcomed blessing to him. They were the only source of relief from the heat, aside from the time of sunset, which cooled the desert. But even then one would be shivering and wishing for the de