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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Horror  |  No Houses

Featured Review on this writing by Sean Terrence Best

Sleep, troubled with the " end game " of his burden ( the power to awaken ) wishes his power away. He summons in darkness, a guide to help him...Life and Death show up. Life has better things to do, Death stays. Meeting one another for the first time, Sleep and Death decide to have nine discover.. Who has more power over the other?

( originally titled Thanatology ) This is sort of a writing "exorcise", for developing characters out of themes: so far :
Sleep, Death, Life, Bliss, Awake, Light, Dark, Shadow, Mercy, Grace, Lust, Passion, Love, Dream, Nightmare, Destiny, Fate, Hope, Faith, Gluttony

Table of Contents


Afterthoughtt of an idea that I should have considered beforehand.
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Sleep Meets Death

Sleep and Death meet; an agreement is made. Read Chapter

Let Me Sleep ( Limbo )

Nurse Grace talks in her sleep, loud enough so , that her own voice keeps her awake.
Now she wishes that she could ease the pain and suffering of others with her voice, awaken them, through her actions, whatever it takes; so she takes matters in her own hand. Read Chapter

Nocturnal Emissions ( Lust )

Sleep introduces Death to the girl who stole his heart. Read Chapter

Nocturnal Emissions ( Lust )

Sleep, introducing Death to the girl that broke his heart, hopes his burden of having to awaken will be placed into Deaths hands. Read Chapter

Nocturnal Emissions ( Lust )

She's the girl you want? Asks Death to Sleep. Read Chapter

Dream Meets Nightmare

A game within a game. A story within a story.
Sleep and Death decide to play chess with Dream and Nightmare. Read Chapter

Interlude Of The Dark Dance

Dream and Nightmare waltz in the Moonlight. Read Chapter

Life Interrupts

Bliss ( speaking for Life ) , Death, Nightmare, Sleep and Dream have a talk.
Five people conversing is never an easy thing. Such is Life.

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Putrid Slush ( gluttonous )

"How putrid!" exclaimed Nightmare, pleased by his own observations; " And, for Heavens sake, hah," now winking at Life," It appears the w... Read Chapter

Interlude of Chaos & Babylon

Chaos & Babylon have been named Tiamat & Babil . Each have a purpose; teaching through the opposite . Chaos is man who causes unrest, disguised as a calming, serenity. Babylon is a woman who causes
a calming, serenity, disguised as unrest. Choices vs. Decisions. Life is just extraordinary ( As he watches Dream conjure the Two ) ( That only makes sense if you read the other chapter btw ) (
Surreal story evolution, its what works for me , so deal. ) ( Its all gonna be rewritten and reedited someday anyways. Just not afraid to share it until then :D )
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Recent Comments

Kossettes Novellettes

You actually a severily philosophical story here l. The distance that humanity from sleep to death basically how far are we from death when we are asleep. Atleast that is how i interpreted it. Not many people could have thought this up. Once again i compare you to am earky 1800 writer. I love classics and i love your mind livigston. I truthfully think you could have an ingenious mind.

I actually have a story similar to this i kind of want to get your opinion on it if i ever do publish.

Anyway enough about me.
You are an amazing writer


Mon, May 22nd, 2017 2:57am


Koss ! Thank you so much ! , you win the origin story.. ( even though everyone can now see it lol ) True story..I am sound asleep warm and comfortable,,don't remember the dream..when suddenly I hear my name,,,as clear as loud as if screamed to I say out loud "UH HUH " and I actually sit up in bed throwing the blankets to the side like there is someone in the room trying to wake me up because my house is on fire or lie, no joke. but... No fire..nobody was me talking in my sleep because I heard something that was in my head. someone calling my name ,.. wtf. It seriously made me mad at bad enough when other people wake you up for no reason...but when you wake yourself,,well I am still mad at me.. many months later.haha. So the next day I thought I would write a story about it, except i twist things lol..what if I didn;t hear my name .if I.didn't wake up..and then this weird little battle ( in my mind ) of death and sleep and waking and living was played out..not exactly easy to put into words..and now worst of all..becasue I did decide to write about,,how does one go about it, playing out a scenario that hasn't been imagined yet?
...its a work in progress , just like me lool.

Sun, May 21st, 2017 9:33pm

Miss Midnight

Wow! So very imaginative and creative! Your writing truly is art and gives me chills as I read on. You make it sound all so real and natural, so painfully simplistic, lol, yet, your writing speaks with words on their own. What an intriguing read Jane, the world none of us really know, yet, you found a loophole, lol. I can't wait to see where you take this one. Excellent!

Tue, May 23rd, 2017 9:10am


I found this to be very gripping and unique.

Sat, June 17th, 2017 1:44pm


Thank you Camlann !

Thu, July 6th, 2017 5:43pm


This is such an unusual write, Dr. Acula. I love the personifications. And Sleep not being around when you need him -- isn't that the truth!

Fri, July 21st, 2017 10:16am


Thank you Hully, I have no direction for this , other than the rules I gave myself in the summary concerning the plot, but I love figuring out to write things, so it will work itself out somehow.
And yes, Sleep, such a weird requirement of life. ( for all things living )

Sun, July 23rd, 2017 2:48pm

Joy Shaw

Interesting premise.

Mon, January 29th, 2018 2:50am


Thank you kindly, Joy !

Mon, January 29th, 2018 11:43am

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