They weren’t human: they were demons. Demons using the carnival setting to masquerade among the living. The more I looked at the crowd, the more otherworldly creatures I saw. The old woman in the wheelchair? A fiery beast on a chariot of thorns. The duo hitting on a pregnant woman? They were feathered beasts with crooked yellow teeth.
“I was convinced I saw Death that day.”
“At first I honestly thought this was a dumb high school prank to freak everyone out, but if that was what it was, she took it way too far.”
Convince yourself they’re not real all you want… just hope the spirits that cause this sort of thing don’t find you in the darkness.
Demons demand a certain amount of attention. If I ignore them, they don’t say anything, but they will multiply like a pathogen until there are so many of them they run out of room in me. When that happens, big groups of them will jump away at once and land on whatever is closest.
In my hometown there is a giant house perched on a hill right on the corner of Alan Street and Hitcherson Road that you should never approach on Friday the 13th.
Suddenly, this road felt like it served a different purpose. Like it was devoid of all human life and vestiges.
One night, as I gasped myself awake from loud and vivid dreams, I heard a voice. It was a low voice, vibrating with intensity, shaking and piercing me. It almost seemed as though I heard it not from my ears, but from somewhere deep inside of me.
The demon-slaying rebel teens of the Mortal Instruments have hit televisions everywhere as Freeform’s Shadowhunters. Like Harry Potter and other beloved fantasies, the epic story’s secrets lie in the real-world myths and legends that fuel its adventures.
I’ll use my new hands to sweep up
All of the hurt that I’ve thrown around like confetti,
Use my nails to dig out all of the harsh words
That have gotten stuck between my floorboards.