Memories of a Soul in the Underworld

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Fantasy Realm

Ethan is a soul in the Underworld with no memory of his life on Earth. He is bought and sold by various masters for centuries. Traveling from large industrial towns to scorching hot deserts. During
his journey he picks up the skills, knowledge and magic to escape his enslavement. He runs with the intent of living a free life, but is pursued by agents until he’s cornered on a remote mountain
range. With little time left, Ethan begins to recount his life and masters in the hope of leaving a record of his existence.

Table of Contents

Hades Teeth

Submitted: June 06, 2016

    Hades Teeth 42nd day on the run.   Today I continued my never ending trek o... Read Chapter

A Strange Immortal's Mansion

Submitted: June 17, 2016

      A Strange Immortal's Mansion The beginning.   My first master was an aristocrat who wen... Read Chapter

The Last Evening

Submitted: July 01, 2016

  Every week I'd watch Alistair become intoxicated and flirt with anyone he could. Men, women, and even us soul slaves. ... Read Chapter

That Book

Submitted: July 10, 2016

Angela, Alphonse, Mira, Anya, Felix, and I lined up in the front garden the next morning to wish our master a safe trip. The army fo... Read Chapter

Something That Even I Can Do

Submitted: July 24, 2016

My old master accumulated a collection of magical artifacts during his time alive, so I knew that his study was the best place to se... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 04, 2016

  I watched the hope in her eyes disappear when she realized that I wasn't the guy she wanted. "Oh, it's you Ethan,... Read Chapter

One year later

Submitted: August 14, 2016

It must have happened after Alistair had been gone for one year, but perhaps it was longer. There was no reason to count days when I... Read Chapter

The Last Game

Submitted: August 28, 2016

  I ran through the mansion searching for the other souls. Circling halls and climbing stairs, until I arrived at the guestro... Read Chapter

Goodbye to the only life I knew

Submitted: September 13, 2016

I blankly stared as I attempted to comprehend their words. I thought it was a misunderstanding because I couldn't accept that we bel... Read Chapter

Ghosts of a Friend

Submitted: October 01, 2016

A desert Somewhere between the beginning and now. Even after he died, I thought I saw Alistair several times ove... Read Chapter

After I'd lost all hope

Submitted: October 27, 2016

A dungeon After I'd lost all hope. I found Alphonse decades later somewhere in between masters. Maybe it was aft... Read Chapter

Welcome to the Factory

Submitted: November 04, 2016

    The Factory Just after Alistair's death.   Only Anya and I were purchased by the same owner a... Read Chapter

Work that never ends

Submitted: November 19, 2016

I didn't know it back then, but that bleak factory would be my home for the next twenty years. Every day I would sit before a loom and ma... Read Chapter

The way things are

Submitted: November 29, 2016

Souls can work longer than living people, so it wasn't uncommon for us to work days without rest. Sadly, our energy doesn't last forever,... Read Chapter

Breaking Point

Submitted: December 25, 2016

Anya was gone by the time Fredrick drunkenly stumbled back to his room. As soon as the souls released their grip, I dashed straight to wh... Read Chapter

A place with no friends

Submitted: December 31, 2016

I watched the world fly past as I plummeted backwards towards the ground. The open window moved further and further beyond my outstretche... Read Chapter

The Pit

Submitted: January 07, 2017

The Pit Sometime later.   It wasn't so bad at first. Of course I couldn't see anything (and there were creepy noises fro... Read Chapter

A new chance

Submitted: February 20, 2017

The story so far: Long ago Ethan sold his soul and doomed himself to spend eternity in Hell. Casually resold as an object and treated as ... Read Chapter

The Meeting

Submitted: March 03, 2017

The story so far: After the death of his first master, Ethan is resold to a factory along with his friend Anya. He is soon berated and re... Read Chapter

It's time to fight back!

Submitted: March 06, 2017

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Master David's Room

Submitted: March 17, 2017

The story so far After the death of his first master, Ethan is resold to a textiles factory and renamed Girly Boy by the head soul Forema... Read Chapter

The Basement

Submitted: March 23, 2017

The Basement After he let me go. I found a place to hide in the lower levels of the factory once he finally let me go. I wear... Read Chapter

Alistair's Mansion

Submitted: April 02, 2017

Chapter 23 Compared to my life in the factory, my time in Alistair's mansion felt like a dream. One that shattered to piec... Read Chapter

The town where he once was

Submitted: April 05, 2017

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Old friends that aren't there

Submitted: April 14, 2017

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The Fight

Submitted: May 06, 2017

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PART TWO: The Last Day

Submitted: May 18, 2017

  The Factory The last day. The factory closed down two decades after I first walked through its doors. It wasn't our ro... Read Chapter

The Bakery

Submitted: June 08, 2017

The Bakery The start of my life after the factory.   My next master was a baker in the center of town. He was a large ma... Read Chapter

Another ghost from the past

Submitted: June 16, 2017

Hade’s Teeth 61st day on the run.   My trembling hand gripped the ink pen so tightly that it almost snapped in half. ... Read Chapter

The Housewife

Submitted: June 27, 2017

A House on a Hill Ninty five years ago.   There was a time, almost a century ago, where my existence almost came to an e... Read Chapter

Another soul market

Submitted: July 08, 2017

  Another Soul Market Two hours later.   "You have to go back there!" I screamed as two soul market agents carr... Read Chapter

Oscar and Escape

Submitted: July 19, 2017

"Next!" Snapped the red demon and his partner turned towards me. I could do nothing but watch as he began walking in my direction. Fe... Read Chapter

The Front Lines

Submitted: August 06, 2017

The Front Lines Two weeks later.   The ground crunched under my bare feet and I heard something snap. I paused for o... Read Chapter

A place I'll never see

Submitted: August 25, 2017

Together Oscar and I pushed the bloody cart of corpses over the dunes and towards a large cloud of black smoke. There were already se... Read Chapter

That Crown

Submitted: September 17, 2017

When I awoke the next morning Escape was already gone. Oscar brushed off his absence with the same indifference he showed every time ... Read Chapter

It's Time

Submitted: September 25, 2017

Just as Oscar predicted, Escape never returned. I found only one guy who claimed to have seen him on the day that he disappeared. "Th... Read Chapter

To meet my end

Submitted: October 09, 2017

"Just because you go diving head first into death," said Spots. "Doesn't mean that the other side will be any better." "I know that,"... Read Chapter

A new way of living

Submitted: October 15, 2017

The Hotel Thirty Years Later.   A young soul in an immaculate black suit dashed down a dark corridor. Ey... Read Chapter

Another damned soul market

Submitted: October 23, 2017

Another Damned Soul Market One week later. After years of being passed from master to master, I'd inevitably become an expert in ... Read Chapter


Submitted: November 03, 2017

Josephine's study was a tall narrow room constructed mostly from oak. Full of mouldy books that had been crammed into any available space... Read Chapter

The Queen of Bleeding Hearts

Submitted: November 11, 2017

I was overcome with dread as I examined the four men before us. Their hands were shoved in their pockets. Fingers wrapped securely around... Read Chapter

Who's watching who

Submitted: November 27, 2017

After the incident in the laundry, Josephine spent that evening holed up in her study. I hadn't seen a master spend so many hours res... Read Chapter

A dangerous spell

Submitted: December 09, 2017

After centuries of disappointment and broken promises, I was surprised that Josephine followed through with her word. Her lessons beg... Read Chapter


Submitted: December 22, 2017

I couldn't sleep well after the discussion in Josephine's room. My thoughts kept me awake. Partially because I was reminded that my ... Read Chapter

Sometimes even immortals have to die

Submitted: February 03, 2018

Despite her generosity, part of me still feared that Josephine would degrade into a cruel slave owner. I was convinced that the kindness ... Read Chapter

The Leap

Submitted: February 19, 2018

I returned to the soul market after Josephine's death. The living conditions were still disgusting and the new souls were sickeningly na... Read Chapter


Submitted: February 25, 2018

Hade's Teeth 65th day on the run. I may have forgotten myself and given into despair, but it wasn't over. I still had time to pul... Read Chapter

Face to face

Submitted: March 07, 2018

  I dragged the demon's unconscious body back to an abandoned shack I'd passed once before. The old timber walls were rotting, a... Read Chapter

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