They cannot, must not see me smile.


Because I am a slave of Darkness and I never smile in light.

When they see my face they realise that all life is short.

Life is sunshine that is brief, and it burns.

Darkness is cool and caressing.

What they do not know is that in the soft comforting blackness I am at home.

In my tunnel there is no light at the end; that is how it should be.

So long as my darkness prevails, my world will live on.

I smile at the prospect.

Because midnight is my world.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
5 months ago

Hello, Allan. Is your protagonist a vampire, or is it really just an owl like in the picture? I really enjoyed every description in your story that let me keep guessing. Nicely done.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Allan Neil
5 months ago

You’re always welcome, Allan.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
5 months ago

This is really spooky, Allan! Could this be Dracula, the Prince of Darkness? You describe so well his lifestyle, not someone I’d like to meet at midnight! Well done!

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
5 months ago

A great, chilling protagonist who I most certainly wouldn’t fancy meeting down a dark tunnel, Allan. Nicely done

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