10 children of Thyatira begin their first test of Hell. Each is promised a position in lordship upon completion of their training, but only one will be worthy of the crown. When the boy without a name crosses the threshold, the others are nowhere to be found, and he starts to realize he might not have the qualities of a leader after all.
The boy watches the men tying their catch to a stake. She lets out a hellish howl and fights it for all it's worth, whipping her tail loose from the binding. He sees one of the men pull out a machete. "Mermaid!" the boy rushes up to her, his nose nearly on hers, "You make... Continue Reading →
The men of Thyatira load the fishing boat while the boy sneaks around the corner to see his new found friend. "I brought you another fairy," he says as he sees her surface from the water. "Why are you in the water?" he asks. "Because I cannot walk," she answers. He's silent and hands... Continue Reading →
He dives to catch it, but another set of hands lay under his. A girl in the water. He sits up. She cups the little fairy in her hands bringing it to her mouth and swallows it. She then disappears into the water. The boy spends the next week capturing another fairy. He then ... Continue Reading →
"I'm a monster. A demon," the boy stares into his reflection. The body beneath him moves. There's no need for weapons, he has claws now, sharper than knives. Perhaps he'll give them a try. "You've taken my nepenthe. You will be damned," she coughs up her own blood. "Witch, you will die... Continue Reading →