On Socrates’ Final Words

Socrates' last words: "Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt? The debt shall be paid, said Crito; is there anything else? There was no answer to this question; but in a minute or two a movement was heard, and the attendants uncovered him; his eyes were set, and … Continue reading On Socrates’ Final Words

Passage to the Underworld (The Fall of Mephisto writing sample)

The cavern covered the riverbank completely, and there was a pale glow of light far, far ahead on the other side of a great mass of water. The mist ahead obfuscated his eyesight, making the path ahead blurry and undiscernible. Mephisto approached the figure. He wore a dirty, dark robe, and his eyes shined like … Continue reading Passage to the Underworld (The Fall of Mephisto writing sample)

Dissonance in The Deep (Writing Sample from Undercurrents)

The angel rose from his throne, spread his wings, and shot off into the darkness, further, and further, past the dying stars and floating asteroids. Until the gravitational pull was no more, he shone his light into the darkness, but he saw nothing. He strained his eyes and shone brighter, but it was folly, for … Continue reading Dissonance in The Deep (Writing Sample from Undercurrents)

The Ur Sorceress (Sample from The Fall of Mephisto)

The flame separated from the wick and traveled further into the darkness. Job stood and followed it until it illuminated another door. It was black. It was made of stone, maybe obsidian. He felt as if this door was the center of the labyrinth. On the door was written, “Death comes knocking.” He knocked on … Continue reading The Ur Sorceress (Sample from The Fall of Mephisto)

The Romantic Solitary Wanderer and The Cult of Genius

There are rare beings who posses an abnormal abundance of emotions. Under certain conditions, for instance, in isolation, and with the right upbringing, they become more in tuned with reality. That is, isolation makes them vulnerable, and this vulnerability brings forth creation. So it is with the great genius of analyzation, who become wizards in … Continue reading The Romantic Solitary Wanderer and The Cult of Genius