KINGDOM OF SANDKINGDOM OF SAND by DiamondDustIce
Dust. Some people believe that that is all we are. Mere specks of earth, where we start our lives and finish them. There's nothing more to it then just simply breathing into existence, living, and then giving away our breath at the end of our lives. It's a simple enough way of thinking..it doesn't require much effort on our part to exist in this way. But if that is all that life is about, then why do I feel like life should mean more then that? Why is it, that when I breathe, there is something deeper then just breathing in the dust of my existence?
Yet, if there is more to life then dust, why do I stand here, wondering, while I watch as ruins of a once great kingdom crumble into that very thing? Dust. The walls have fallen and become buried in a mound of rock and sand...and dust. Cracks weave their way into the stones, filled with soil and age. The castle towers are all that remain of it's once mighty structure. Now it looks much like a castle made of sand that the sea took i
SILVER DUSTI stumble and my knees crash to the hard earth, bruising them on impact, but I don't complain. There is no point.SILVER DUST by DiamondDustIce
Slowly, I get back to my feet, only to feel the sting of a whip on my back. It causes me to stumble once more, but this time I remain on my feet. I glance at the large, ugly man with the whip and I narrow my black eyes dangerously. He merely smiles back at me, his eyes cold and without mercy. That is fine with me though. It means that when the day comes that I can kill him, I too will be able to do it without mercy.
I work as a slave in a rock quarry. But they are not ordinary rocks. The rocks are made of pure silver, and each one is lined with crystal. They are large rocks, and it takes much of an ordinary day to get one broken down enough to haul it off to be extracted of the crystals. I have worked here for as long as I can remember. I have always been at the mercy--or lack of mercy--of men, and I hate it...and them. I am a demon, bound and chained and whipped everyday.