Skylights

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
My hands are plunged in a darkness- I am cursed by my own skin. The sky shines in the scars that adorn me.
One slash, one line for each time I was betrayed.
But there is a story to be told of a boy, an adventure, of triumph and of death. We were the rulers of our own darkness, not heroes, but chaos in a land old and ready to crawl into its bed just one last time.

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Scars

Submitted: July 05, 2016

If you look around places, there's a lot to be seen simply in the people walking by. Any part of the world, I've been there, watching t... Read Chapter

Searing

Submitted: July 05, 2016

The problem with murder mysteries would be the mystery part. See, the genre itself already tells you that someone is dead, or will die,... Read Chapter

Serene

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The park was always a sight to behold. If I were to cut my skin, I would like to believe my insides are painted the colors as gorgeou... Read Chapter

Stories

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Everything sang a song, the grand pause signaled by the sound of splintering wood from below, and a tremor that made me fear falling. M... Read Chapter

Second

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"So, you wanted to learn how to read?" We had been exploring the room, for how long I couldn't tell. I was more excited than I could ... Read Chapter

Sunrise

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I expected to see the purples and grays of just before dawn the next thing. The sight I was given was far less peaceful or comforting. ... Read Chapter

Streams

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Sleep wouldn't come again, but I couldn't stand to do anything. I wouldn't follow after him. There was just time to take up before he wou... Read Chapter

Scenic

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Just like the two of us, the next place we went to was beautiful in its own terrible way. It was a proper city, skyscrapers piercing ... Read Chapter

Sidestep

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I could see the look in Kelcey's eyes as our pace turned to a trot, then a jog, and then a wild sprint through the streets. This time car... Read Chapter

Sheen

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 believed that it was a dream when I smelled the air, my mouth watering with the taste of food that hung around me. When I opene... Read Chapter

Skin

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Things dull with time, that's no surprise. There are many harsh truths of the world, like the inevitability of death, the eventuality of ... Read Chapter

Kinetic

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Fire. I knew it all too well. My life had once been filled with it, and what I learned was that there was a beauty to everything,... Read Chapter

Kismet

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They are called the Worlds Beyond, places outside the reach of anywhere and everywhere we have gone before. The world is massive. We ... Read Chapter

Slammed

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For a time, I felt like the darkness built up within me had wiped my mind clean. Like my past had no longer ruled me, as if my faults... Read Chapter

Stike

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Days passed. Things got better in some areas. The camp decided that I needed patching up, and sent a woman to help me once a day. The... Read Chapter

Solitary

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If there was one thing I fear more than anything, it is endings. Not death, no, as there have been a multitude of times in my life where ... Read Chapter

Silent

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The silence is a monster of itself. It's jaw swallows whole continents in a single lurch, it's growl the void in noise. Wherever silence ... Read Chapter

Strangers

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It was raining again, the afternoon I stepped into a little coffee shop. Heck, it was always raining. The sky had three extremes it seeme... Read Chapter

Kistvaen

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Words. They began to surround me, flinging themselves at me in a way that they never had before. It wasn't as if one morning I si... Read Chapter

Sanctuary

Submitted: July 05, 2016

It was two months later. We all know, after some idiots back in ancient times admitted they were wrong, that the world in wrong. Ther... Read Chapter

Safe

Submitted: July 05, 2016

Mid-afternoon light streamed onto my skin, adding a gold hue to the normally black-white-brown make of it all. Scents of earth, of wa... Read Chapter

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