It is bittersweet that I present to you my last ever theory for Pretty Little Liars. I apologise in advance for the insane length, but this is covering all those frustrating loose ends across the entire series. I hope you can make it to the end so we can discuss. My only fear for this theory is that it is too daring and gutsy; it would re-define the show we thought we knew. Are the writers willing to ‘go there’ in just 10 episodes? I don’t know! Regardless if this is all right, partially right, or so damn wrong, I hope you have as much fun reading this as I did putting this together the past two months! For the last time before the show ends… I hope you enjoy!
ok so just for the info of people who (wisely) have nothing to do with shitty ace discourse, I need y’all in the community to know what the fuck exactly has been going down:
in an attempt to make a community standard that explicitly excludes aces and aros, discoursers claimed that to be in the community you have to be either trans or sga* (same gender attracted.)
when many aces/aros pointed out that this excluded nonbinary/agender people who do not identify as trans, intersex people, questioning/just queer identifying people, Two Spirit people, and bisexuals who are attracted to 2+ genders but not their own, discoursers literally started insisting that those groups were either “actually cishet” and/or are not allowed into the community.
furthermore, they started a campaign against the term “queer” and all queer identifying people, condemned anyone who considered themselves part of the “queer” community, and started censoring genderqu**r (like that) and telling everyone to “stop identifying as a slur.”
I need y’all to be aware that this little “movement,” regardless of your stances on aces/aros, is antagonizing, excluding, misgendering, and harming these people inside the community and it’s not just harmless internet discourse. there is real impact on these groups, real children being denied support, and people need to start responding and shutting this shit down.
TL;DR: anti-ace discourse has progressed to them policing and excluding certain bisexuals, nonbinary people, agender people, intersex people, Two Spirit people, and transphobically censoring genderqueer people’s identities while attacking and demeaning anyone who identifies as queer. It’s not just about aces and aros anymore. Please do something. We need help.
*sga also has traceable roots back to conversion therapy and is still in use by therapists and conservative groups, but the hypocrisy is apparently lost on this anti-queer lot and they keep forcefully using it on people and demanding that it be applied as a community requirement. to most of our knowledge, they are the only people who use the term outside of those contexts.
THE FIRST ASTROLOGICAL HOUSE IN THE SIGNS- also known as “the rising sign” or the ascendant -COLLECTION OF SIGNIFICANT CONCEPTS, WORDS & IDEAS by crystal melbourne | within the zodiac
1st House in Aries/ Aries Rising confrontational, brave, impetuous. a sense of urgency to express oneself, immediate self-projection, instinctive reactions, short-term thinking, impatience. Rising up!
1st House in Taurus/ Taurus Rising resilient inner motivations, enduring efforts, circumspection, quiet determination. cautious, deliberate, slow. physical magnetism & venusian beauty, with a sensual nature & self-indulgent tendencies
1st House in Gemini/ Gemini Rising versatile, needs change. love of movement, mental cultivation, interconnected life experiences. slender, nervous, quick of step. communicator, negotiator. “dual life”- constant feeling of being walking down 2 different life paths at the same time.
1st House in Cancer/ Cancer Rising sensitive, sympathetic, understanding. incredible sense of self-preservation. first impressions matter a lot, taking things personally. emotional unstability, comfort-seeking nature, looking for a “home base”.
1st House in Leo/ Leo Rising grandiose, exaggerated, aware. ability to organize the great scheme of things. creativity, love of children, love of love. appreciation for the good life- clothes, jewelry, accessories, make up. pleasure seeking
1st House in Virgo/ Virgo Rising fastidious, organized, neat, practical. persistent eagerness to be of service, help others, be resourceful, solve problems. coming up with solutions. hard work instead of taking the easy road.
1st House in Libra/ Libra Rising social butterfly. beauty, grace, charm. the urge to please/the urge not to displease. indecisiveness. constant attempts to bring harmony and peace. tendency to see the self through the eyes of others.
1st House in Scorpio/ Scorpio Rising self-control, resilience, composure. eagle eyes. tendency to try to dominate, to peer into the core of others, and to emotionally deceive or manipulate. great ability to support and heal. need for sexual balance.
1st House in Sagittarius/ Sagittarius Rising exuberant, expansive, a philosopher. the urge to travel, discover, learn, experience, teach, preach. intellectual or physical restless.independence, spontaneity. running away from anything that limits one’s individuality.
1st House in Capricorn/ Capricorn Rising self-restrained, objective, wise, responsible, duty-orientated. sustaining an image of “good” rather than constantly changing it. building upon the self. long range vision, lofty perspective, patient manner, insightfulness.
1st House in Aquarius/ Aquarius Rising love/hate relationship with groups: individualistic, original and “different”, but looking to fit in with people who share the same ideals, thoughts, visions. Joining cults, networking, mentally connecting. Setting themselves apart through their appearance.
1st House in Pisces/ Pisces Rising impressionable, sensitive, emotionally absorptive. expression oneself through channels only opened to them. intense impressions, therefore, the need to withdraw. ability to identify with everyone, seeing themselves in others.
You don’t need to look “witchy” to be a kickass witch. You don’t need to own a lot of fancy tools to be a kickass witch. You don’t need to identify with a certain gender to be a kickass witch. Don’t let stereotypes get you down, own your craft!
As long as the egoic mind is running your life, you cannot truly be at ease; you cannot be at peace or fulfilled except for brief intervals when you obtained what you wanted, when a craving has just been fulfilled. Since the ego is a derived sense of self, it needs to identify with external things. It needs to be both defended and fed constantly. The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.
do you know of any good ways to write a character's thoughts?
There are two ways to write character’s thoughts.
The first way is using direct style, this is when you write your character’s thoughts word by word separating them from the rest of your paragraph using quotation marks, or italics (many times it depends on how you write your dialogues, hyphens or quotation marks)
Ex. 1: The street was quiet. H. turned her head back when the sound of footsteps became louder. “I should’ve taken a cab” she thought
The street was quiet. H. turned her head back when the sound of footsteps became louder. I should’ve taken a cab, she thought.
Ex. 2: He had knocked the door four times now. “Was the meeting today?”, F. thought.
Ex. 2: He had knocked the door four times now. Was the meeting today? F. thought.
The second ways is indirect style, this is when you write your character’s thoughts using the narrator’s voice.
Ex. 1: The street was quiet. H. turned her head back when the sound of footsteps became louder. She thought it would have beed better if she had taken a cab.
Ex. 2: He had knocked the door four times now. F. wondered if the meeting was today.
As you can see, the main different between styles is how the thoughts are presented.
Some things to remember:
Writing your character’s thoughts gives an insight to your readers about your characters, who they are, what they really think and how much it differs from what they say, or express with their bodies.
Not every thought matters. Write down only relevant thoughts, the ones that add something to the plot and character development.
Don’t overuse thoughts. If your story is written in third person omniciesnt, adding thoughts to every scene with every character will slow down your story. On the contrary, if you’re writing using first person, your character’s thoughts are important, but not every single one (read previous point).
Find the best way to tell your story, sometimes is better using third person than first one, or vice versa.
If you’re using third person focusing on one character, you can write their thoughts separating them from the rest of the paragraph using quotation marks or italics. In those cases, there’s no need to identify the character.
The sun sign is the planet, the luminary through which our entire birth chart shines. It is how our friends and some of our family members see us. It also represents the general energy we give off, our principal personality traits.
The sun takes a year to complete an entire cycle through the signs, staying in a sign for about 30 days.
The sun rules Leo and the fifth house.
Representing the self, one’s ego and the even higher self or soul purpose, the sun may give to Leo their self-confidence and the indulgence they have towards themselves. Since they are ruled by the sun, it may explain why Leos expect or need to be the center of attention, their dramatic and childlike nature may have the same origin.
The fifth house is the house of joy and spontaneous self-expression. The later may show more the influence of the sun, since the star is (in part) the symbol of the self.
The sun also rules one’s natural father, husband and other male figures in one’s life, as well as children.
Through the signs, the sun shows your “basic” self, your style and, for some people, the life purpose.
Sun in Aries: Active, energetic, direct and straightforward, brave, independent, childish and bold.
Sun in Taurus: Sensual, solid, hard-working, steady, lazy stubborn and possessive (in various different ways).
Sun in Gemini: Clever, witty, seeks knowledge, changeable, easily bored, unloyal (when it comes to keeping secrets).
Sun in Cancer: Sensitive, caring, protective, secretive, moody and (sometimes) manipulative.
Sun in Leo: Affective, determined, loyal, self-conscious and self-aware, humble, lazy and somewhat narcissistic.
Sun in Virgo: Respectable, hard-working, love for knowledge, self-sufficient and contained, loyal, helpful, observative, critical and self-effacing.
Sun in Libra: Sociable, civilized, refined, fair, peace-seeking, tendency to lie in order to avoid conflict, rarely take a stand.
Sun in Scorpio: Intense, determined, power-seeking, rarely intimidated, creative and secretive.
Sun in Sagittarius: restless, cheerful, friendly, easygoing, loves freedom, honest, somehow too optimistic, slightly irresponsible, quick-tempered and blunt.
Sun in Capricorn: Grounded, realistic, need to feel useful, need of recognition, practical, resourceful and somewhat lonely.
Sun in Aquarius: Original, unique, idealist, seeks freedom, sometimes stubborn, curious, tolerant, clever, witty and fair.
Sun in Pisces: Emotional, clingy, changeable, compassionate, dreamy, artistic, sensitive, delusional, self-pitying, idealist.
The sun in the houses reveals in which area of life we need to feel special. We need to identify with the areas ruled by the house the sun is in, but not over-do it either.
The sun is in…
1st house: Self-conscious, take pride in the impression others have of you. Natural leader.
2nd house: Great importance given to belongings. A need for security, stability, and comfort. Very loyal.
3rd house: Pride taken in one’s knowledge and/or communications skills. Need for change and to share one’s knowledge.
4th house: Importance given and energy put into the private life and the family. Protective over it.
5th house: Pride taken in one’s special abilities and creativity, as well as the way one’s acts towards life, a fun-loving attitude.
6th house: Pride taken in one’s work and the way they help others. A need to be active. One’s need to be recognized for their work.
7th house: Pride taken in the negotiating skills and in one’s relationships. A need to be in a relationship or may feel incomplete when single.
8th house: Need to have deeper and more meaningful experiences, common one’s aren’t enough for the native. A need to explore the taboo subjects of their lives.
9th house: Pride taken in one’s moral and knowledge. A need to expand their knowledge about the world and to explore it.
10th house: A need to work for success, to accomplish something. Need to be in order, to have responsibilities, to have power in some ways.
11th house: Pride taken in one’s originality. A “need” to belong to a group of friends with diverse origins and personalities in order to identify themselves. Importance is given to friendships.
12th house: A need to “avoid” the world, the spotlight by creating their “own world” in their mind. One’s may hide themselves behind a public role. Compassionate, there’s also a need to “serve” others in som ways.
Please, acknowledge that this post is the result of everything I learned and all the notes I’ve taken since I began astrology, some information might be missing, or even wrong, if so please feel free to correct me, I’ll then edit the post and, of course, credit you.
ISTJs are quiet and reserved individuals who are interested in security and peaceful living. They have a strongly-felt internal sense of duty, which lends them a serious air and the motivation to follow through on tasks. Organized and methodical in their approach, they can generally succeed at any task which they undertake.
ISTJs are very loyal, faithful, and dependable. They place great importance on honesty and integrity. They are “good citizens” who can be depended on to do the right thing for their families and communities.
The ISTJ is not naturally in tune with their own feelings and the feelings of others. They may have difficulty picking up on emotional needs immediately, as they are presented.
ISTJs are likely to be uncomfortable expressing affection and emotion to others. However, their strong sense of duty and the ability to see what needs to be done in any situation usually allows them to overcome their natural reservations, and they are usually quite supporting and caring individuals with the people that they love. Once the ISTJ realizes the emotional needs of those who are close to them, they put forth effort to meet those needs. [Personality Page]
INTPs live in the world of theoretical possibilities. They see everything in terms of how it could be improved, or what it could be turned into. They live primarily inside their own minds, having the ability to analyze difficult problems, identify patterns, and come up with logical explanations. They seek clarity in everything, and are therefore driven to build knowledge.
They typically are so strongly driven to turn problems into logical explanations, that they live much of their lives within their own heads, and may not place as much importance or value on the external world. Their natural drive to turn theories into concrete understanding may turn into a feeling of personal responsibility to solve theoretical problems, and help society move towards a higher understanding.
INTPs do not like to lead or control people. They’re very tolerant and flexible in most situations, unless one of their firmly held beliefs has been violated or challenged, in which case they may take a very rigid stance. The INTP is likely to be very shy when it comes to meeting new people. On the other hand, the INTP is very self-confident and gregarious around people they know well, or when discussing theories which they fully understand. [Personality Page]
ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people’s feelings. People value the ISFJ for their consideration and awareness, and their ability to bring out the best in others by their firm desire to believe the best.
More so than other types, ISFJs are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people’s feelings. They do not usually express their own feelings, keeping things inside. If they are negative feelings, they may build up inside the ISFJ until they turn into firm judgments against individuals which are difficult to unseed, once set. Many ISFJs learn to express themselves, and find outlets for their powerful emotions.
The ISFJ feels a strong sense of responsibility and duty. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and can be counted on to follow through. For this reason, people naturally tend to rely on them. The ISFJ has a difficult time saying “no” when asked to do something, and may become over-burdened. In such cases, the ISFJ does not usually express their difficulties to others, because they intensely dislike conflict, and because they tend to place other people’s needs over their own. The ISFJ needs to learn to identify, value, and express their own needs, if they wish to avoid becoming over-worked and taken for granted. [Personality Page]
ISFPs live in the world of sensation possibilities. They are keenly in tune with the way things look, taste, sound, feel and smell. They have a strong aesthetic appreciation for art, and are likely to be artists in some form, because they are unusually gifted at creating and composing things which will strongly affect the senses. They have a strong set of values, which they strive to consistently meet in their lives. They need to feel as if they’re living their lives in accordance with what they feel is right, and will rebel against anything which conflicts with that goal. They’re likely to choose jobs and careers which allow them the freedom of working towards the realization of their value-oriented personal goals.
ISFPs tend to be quiet and reserved, and difficult to get to know well. They hold back their ideas and opinions except from those who they are closest to. They are likely to be kind, gentle and sensitive in their dealings with others. They are interested in contributing to people’s sense of well-being and happiness, and will put a great deal of effort and energy into tasks which they believe in. [Personality Page]
ISTPs have a compelling drive to understand the way things work. They’re good at logical analysis, and like to use it on practical concerns. They typically have strong powers of reasoning, although they’re not interested in theories or concepts unless they can see a practical application. They like to take things apart and see the way they work.
hey thrive on action, and are usually fearless. ISTPs are fiercely independent, needing to have the space to make their own decisions about their next step. They do not believe in or follow rules and regulations, as this would prohibit their ability to “do their own thing”. Their sense of adventure and desire for constant action makes ISTPs prone to becoming bored rather quickly.
ISTPs like and need to spend time alone, because this is when they can sort things out in their minds most clearly. They absorb large quantities of impersonal facts from the external world, and sort through those facts, making judgment.
ISTPs avoid making judgments based on personal values - they feel that judgments and decisions should be made impartially, based on the fact. They are not naturally tuned in to how they are affecting others. They do not pay attention to their own feelings, and even distrust them and try to ignore them, because they have difficulty distinguishing between emotional reactions and value judgments. This may be a problem area for many ISTPs. [Personality Page]
ESFPs live in the world of people possibilties. They love people and new experiences. They are lively and fun, and enjoy being the center of attention. They live in the here-and-now, and relish excitement and drama in their lives.
ESFPs love people, and everybody loves an ESFP. One of their greatest gifts is their general acceptance of everyone. They are upbeat and enthusiastic, and genuinely like almost everybody. An ESFP is unfailingly warm and generous with their friends, and they generally treat everyone as a friend. However, once crossed, an ESFP is likely to make a very strong and stubborn judgment against the person who crossed them. They are capable of deep dislike in such a situation.
The ESFP under a great deal of stress gets overwhelmed with negatives thoughts and possibilities. As an optimistic individual who lives in the world of possibilities, negative possibilities do not sit well with them. In an effort to combat these thoughts, they’re likely to come up with simple, global statements to explain away the problem. These simplistic explanations may or may not truly get to the nature of the issue, but they serve the ESFP well by allowing them to get over it. [Personality Page]
The ESFJ takes their responsibilities very seriously, and is very dependable. They value security and stability, and have a strong focus on the details of life. They see before others do what needs to be done, and do whatever it takes to make sure that it gets done. They enjoy these types of tasks, and are extremely good at them.
ESFJs are warm and energetic. They need approval from others to feel good about themselves. They are hurt by indifference and don’t understand unkindness. They are very giving people, who get a lot of their personal satisfaction from the happiness of others. They want to be appreciated for who they are, and what they give. They’re very sensitive to others, and freely give practical care. ESFJs are such caring individuals, that they sometimes have a hard time seeing or accepting a difficult truth about someone they care about. [Personality Page]
ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it.
To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives. Everything that they do must be in line with their values. An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true Self, walking in step with what they believe is right. They see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives and values to achieve inner peace. They’re constantly aware and somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves. Since emotional excitement is usually an important part of the ENFP’s life, and because they are focused on keeping “centered”, the ENFP is usually an intense individual, with highly evolved values. [Personality Page]
I’m currently re-watching Season 4, simply just to indulge myself, and mainly because I personally loved it. I thought I was done expressing everything I have to say about the matter in this post, but there has been an unending sh*t-storm still looming over S4 that has gone beyond what I had expected. Not to mention that things I’ve seen on Twitter earlier regarding the so-called Norbury movement.
I am not dismissing the fact that this season had its flaws, but there’s a significant meaning to it all that some people are dismissing because they’ve been blinded by their own illusions that I would want to highlight. For someone who had cried over and mulled over these episodes more than the past 3 seasons, this season gave my love for existentialism a baseline that tugged at the heart – the very reason why I wanted to talk about it.
Just a brief explanation, existentialism is the belief that life has no meaning in general. To quote Moriarty, “Staying alive… So boring, isn’t it? It’s just… staying.” However, what I like about it is the idea that society or any other factor is not responsible for giving life it’s meaning – it is solely up to the individual to discover it on their own.
With that said, I think this is why this season resonated with me so much, and I find the chaos in some parts of the fandom frustrating, especially to the point that the writers are being attacked for this. So as usual, I have to say something about it. Because instead of writing articles for work, I’m thinking about Sherlock.
Anyway, I’m just gonna go ahead with my point.
The Six Thatchers : Horrors Of The Past
This may be my least favourite among the three, but the message of this episode is clearly simple: we all have horrors that will come and haunt us in the future – and how we face it all comes down to the path we choose.
We live hundreds, and even thousands of roles throughout our lives. And we all have our past; things that we regret, hate, cringe at, miss, still believe in, etc. But whatever that past might be, what I got from TST is that you can never run from your past as it catches up to you, but it is one facet of your life does not completely define you.
Death has been played with through the past seasons that it seemed all too mundane to us now, in terms of the context of the show. But S4 is here to correct this notion in Mary’s persona. With Mary saying that Mary Watson was the only life worth living, it showed that we get to choose which part of our lives we live out the most.
Same with John and his ‘cheating’. To be fair, I’m pissed at the fact that this was completely out of character. But when the series culminated, I understood why they have to do it. We saw what we wanted to see in these characters as they were presented to us – John was supposedly honourable, kind, and courageous, but what is this? Who is this new John?
This is where I head to my next point.
The Lying Detective : Being Alive And Human
This episode made me cry buckets, to be honest. And it is because this is all about changing what you know about these characters and seeing them all in a different light.
Here we see a Sherlock not led by the mind but the heart, a John who was weak against temptation, a cheater, someone who looked jealous from having the spotlight all on the detective – it showed that no one is ultimately good and that someone’s facade is not who they entirely are. It shows that everyone has their ups and downs because that’s what humanity is about. It illustrated that everyone was capable of being angry, desperate, conceited, weak, lonely, alone, etc. It highlighted how these characters are broken – especially Sherlock – and how redemption can mean so much more to a person.
We all have our flaws, our downfalls, our agonies; but who are we really, at our most vulnerable? And who are the people willing to believe in us even if we’ve shown them our true, and sometimes, faded colours?
“Taking your own life. Interesting expression, taking it from who? Once it’s over, it’s not you who’ll miss it. Your own death is something that happens to everyone else. Your life is not your own, keep your hands off it.”
This is a plea. That shutting down and ending your life is and should never be the answer. This is one of the most beautiful pieces of dialogue I have ever heard, and it’s a very upfront message about warranting a value on your own life. And for people to threaten the writers of the show that they are the ones who caused the lives that are put in the line or the self-harm that will happen due to their distaste for TFP is devastating to me.
And yes, there have been people tweeting Mark and BBC that they are and will be responsible for these lives, which is just unfair.
The Final Problem : On Love And Redemption
I’ve seen people questioning why Benedict said ‘love conquers all’ in one interview before the season aired. There has also been statements that this season will be ‘groundbreaking’, which others failed to see why, leading to the claims that the showrunners are queerbaiting.
Now, every single show, every single actor, not just in Sherlock, but basically everywhere, is being put in the microscope because they need to identify with something, and that they need to represent a cause — which I get! I advocate for this! But, just when the world is being careful about mixing up their characters or when they are inserting a gay character just because now, society is demanding them to, Sherlock had already presented that years before (note that some TV shows only became more open to having gay characters around late 2014, early 2015-ish onwards because people are becoming more vocal about it as inspired by those bold enough to make a first move, e.g. Glee).
Here, we have an openly gay character (which is still another topic of debate but I stand by it when I say Irene used the term gay loosely), had openly gay actors play brilliant and unstereotypical roles, and for God’s sake, Mark Gatiss is a gay man who is behind this brilliant show, and that’s the very reason they passed it off as normal. They didn’t do it in a way that we always have to be reminded that the character is gay, that there has to be a sex scene just to prove that they’re gay… it’s just there – again, as one facet of the characters. Sex, as something that has been explicitly expressed in the show, isn’t the only thing that defines a character or their relationships with someone else, and I appreciated that. They had a story to tell – the story of these characters as a whole and not just one side of them.
And personally, I did see why they made their claims as indicated by my chosen title. When this season ended, Sherlock who claimed to have never been attuned to his emotions, had his eyes open and had embraced that he was also human, flawed, and is capable to love IN ALL FORMS.
He learned to value his life because of what happened to Mary, he had admitted that he also succumbs to his impulses with Irene Adler (texting or beyond that, depends on what you want to believe), he fully realised that he would never ever want to hurt and make Molly feel like she’s being used by him because she’s his friend, he was able to extend a more human side of himself to John more than he did before, he finally understood and accepted Mycroft’s intentions and actions which I think mended their relationship significantly (this one hits me to the core so much), and lastly, he discovered that if he was left in the air in isolation, he might have ended up like Eurus, which is why he never wanted to make her feel alone again.
To me, it is groundbreaking because it left that cliche of someone running off into the sunset in the end and it’s all butterflies and rainbows. They wrapped it up with the characters still broken, but living through it day by day because someone chose to love, accept, and help them heal despite their flaws.
It is what it is, they keep on saying, because that’s how life is. It can be unbearable and it can most certainly be shit, but in the end, whether you ship Johnlock, Adlock, Sherlolly, Sheriarty, Mollstrade, Mystrade, etc., if we all let love – self-love, romantic love, familial love, platonic love – all kinds of love in our lives, it will help us conquer all, within and beyond this show.
Summary: You inherit a family relic that gives you the gift of
foresight but there are others who are interested for more nefarious reasons. You turn to the Avengers for
help. (Bucky x reader… eventually. I love a slow burn okay?!)
Prompt: The nightmare comes
frequently and at the same time every day - one day you manage to sleep
peacefully only to be greeted with the morning news by a story of a gruesome
murder. The victim is the same person that’d appeared in your dreams
Warnings: graphic descriptions of death
Word Count: 1378
Author’s Note: A strange idea that has come out of Cumin’s Halloween Writing Challenge @rotisserierogers.
This part reads like a prologue, but you really shouldn’t skip it so… it’s Part
1! (gif is not mine)
air had the cold bite and that electric tingle of a pending storm. Grey clouds
roiled over the mountains, seeming to absorb the darkness from their granite
peaks with ever increasing depth. The darker they looked, the closer they
marched to the ancient cabin whose chimney puffed white smoke to fight off the
the porch, wrapped in a thick wool blanket, stood The Seer with his green eye
on its long copper chain hanging heavy around his neck. He watched the storm
approach with a faraway look. The cataracts that clouded his once clear dark
eyes meant he perceived the coming danger in the sharp wind and the cut of the
ice crystals in the air. But mostly he knew of its presence from his dreams.
The same dream. Night after night it had woken him at exactly the same time
with this same biting cold nipping at his soft round nose, freezing the air in
his tight lungs, and making the warm steam of freshly spilled blood that much