The Shell: Four

Four: Emily hurried away from the massive gash in the earth, it would take all night just to go around it, but perhaps it could slow any other predators. The rift had turned the valley into a chasm, and the only means to get to the far end was by taking the long route around […]

The Shell: One

One: Static hummed, the recording looped again, and Emily heard Knox’s final message once more, “Remember, you are the only one who can do this now. Keep yourself safe, keep the shell safe, deliver it, and all will be fine. If you’re worried, know that I’m with you. If you think you might be hurt […]

The Final Defeat: Finale

5. The artisan was true to his word, he took control of our clouded entity and steered us to the Edge. All around this final vestige of light in a world made of nothing but the stuff, darkness hung. Off of the Edge, all was soot black to the point I’m sure none of us […]

The Final Defeat: Four

4. It took a lot of time, too long, but again I suppose time doesn’t mean much in the simulacrum, nor would it deter and defeat my goal. As we finished, Yiet proposed we absorb the entity that had assailed us and build us into a three-pronged being. I dove through the mass of information […]

The Final Defeat: Three

3. There was no exaggeration in Yiet when he said that things were dangerous beyond the realms the Dreadminds and Pleasurefiends dwelt. On the flat fields of the Fringe, just beyond the boundaries into any city, there was nothing. As entities, we existed, puffs of dust and clouds of energy but little more than that. […]

The Final Defeat: Two

2. As we lay there, Yiet and myself, I looked on my body in the mirror above though I saw through to the self that was independent of this form. It was with a strange horror that I allowed the truth of all that had come to pass hit me. Not only the events but […]

The Final Defeat: One

1. The year is… in truth, I’m not sure what year it is or month or even if time matters anymore in the world we have created. For all we know, outside of the simulacrum, the world we once understood is no longer, and the gateway we once stepped through hangs in empty space. Of […]