February 15, 2017

About Gods and Demons – Snippet #1

Wrote this on a whim. Pretty much sums up a nightmare I head. And it fits my idea perfectly.
Her eyes widened in disbelief. She shook her head without noticing.
There was something behind her. I remember a gross, shadow-like creature with claws out of a shiny material—not metall; it was something else. I can't put a name to it. Its claws were longer than my arms. And I remember green, glowing eyes—not human; cat-like without any white beside the reflections of the small slice of the moon.
It killed her.
Shred her to pieces. The blood was spread all over. Somehow the flowing pieces reminded me of sand blown away by the wind. It was awkwardly beautiful and horrifying at the same time.
The nameless creature howled.
I ran a spear out of ice through its throat. The creature's body shivered for one moment before it evaporated into dusty, dark clouds leaving nothing behind but an astonishing blue blob of water—not bigger than my pillow and purer than anything I’ve ever seen. And, of course, there was a crazy amount of blood spilled all around me.
This was my first encounter with a demon. Strange enough, the thing I remember best is that blob of water. One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever stumbled upon in my short life.
And this seems much stranger if you are aware of the fact that this is now my power.