OxygenJust an addictionto the air we breathethat starts with our first breath, our first hit.We wouldn't really need itif we had never breathed,but the addiction took hold instantly.
My One True FriendMy one true friendfollows meno matter where I go.Except for noontimewhen the sun is highthen he doesn't show.My one true friendis long and darkhe stretches and shrinks with ease.Until he leaves meevery day at noonwhen my new friend appears: the breeze.My one true friendis loyal and justI discovered him long ago.For I looked downand there he wasmy fun and playful shadow.
Children of the ApocalypseThe empty sky,the barren earth,the silence,oh the silence.We walk,never stopping,never speaking,never rushing.Our inexperienceis no longer prominentFor we have tought ourselveswhat we needed to learn.Nothing but time have we,for time is nonexistantWe are ChildrenWe are the Children of the Apocalypse.
Life in the Labyrinth - Ch. 4The Labyrinth was quiet as Korena returned home. She was so upset with everyone at that moment that almost nothing could've swayed her. She continued walking and walking until she rounded the corner to her familiar corridor. Placing her hand on the wall, she waited impatiently for the door to appear. It did and she opened it, frustrated."Korena, where did you go?" Her mother was sitting at the table."What does it matter?""It matters a lot. I am your mother and I deserve to know," her mother replied bitterly."What makes you think you deserve anything? Everyone in the Labyrinth deserves something. Are you selfish enough to want something for you?""How does that make me selfish? I was worried about my eldest daughter. I wanted to know where she went. I guess I'm the most selfish woman in the entire Labyrinth.""I guess so. If you must know, I went to speak with Samuel. He's siding with you. I hope you're happy." She ran to her bedroom, slamming her door behind her.Kore
Life in the Labyrinth - Ch. 3Korena ate in silence. She could not bring herself to speak to her mother.How could she be so stubborn? She thought to herself.When she was done eating, she stood up, grabbed her plate, and walked into the kitchen. She set her plate down on the counter. Several thoughts and ideas flooded her head. One stuck out the most.She turned around and exited the kitchen, passing by her mother and sister who were still eating. Korena reached the wall-door and pressed her hand against it. The familiar light outlined the door, which she opened."Korena? Where are you going," her mother asked.Korena said nothing and shut the door behind her as she exited. She walked down one corridor, took a sharp right and walked straight for about one hundred paces. She then took another right, soon followed by a quick left. This corridor was dark. Korena didin't mind though. She had been down this one several times before and knew that nothing could or would hurt her here.She stopped and inhaled deepl
Life in the Labyrinth - Ch. 2The next morning, Korena was the first to awaken. She got up and walked into the kitchen. The incandescent bulbs on the ceiling glowed a bright orange.The Labyrinth had once been a technologically innovative place, but once the Legion appeared, scientists were either killed, or too scared to invent anything. Thus, the Labyrinth had remained the same technologically for the past century.King Haelon, despite his valiant efforts, was never able to overcome the Legion, whose members were gifted and powerful. No doubt, the Legion was responsible for his death. The made Korena even more unhappy. With what she and her family could do, the Legion could at least be held off."Korena, are you awake, dear?""Yes mother, I was about to make breakfast.""No, that's quite alright. I will make breakfast. You just go sit down somewhere.""And do what, mother? I could barely sleep last night. I kept having nightmares about the Legion, King Haelon, the guards. It was horrible.""As did I.""You and I
Life in the Labyrinth - Ch. 1The girl sprinted forward, took a left, another left and stopped. She turned to face the right wall, the placed her left hand on its rough, stone surface. A light shot out of her hand and into the wall, suddenly outlining a door. She opened it and went in."Mother? I'm home. I got the eggs," she said when she shut the door behind her."Oh, thank you," her mother replied. Her brown and grey hair was pulled back in a neat ponytail around her slightly wrinkled face."Korena! Korena! Welcome home, sister." The voice could be heard before the small child appeared in the room, her blonde hair in curls around her face, bouncing as she ran toward her big sister."Hello, Naelinn!"Korena walked to the table of the medium sized room. The three of them, luckily, were all able to obtain separate bedrooms. In their previous living space, they had to share with another family. They had found this one after the first one was raided.Naelinn followed Korena throughout the living area. She l