The Lost

The Lost

by Stuart Conover

Through the caves and tunnels the black pyramid lay.

In its center, the steps into the abyss took us to another world, another realm. Finally emerging into a room that stretched for an eternity, we paid tribute in the dark. We told the story of our lives. Leaving our memories carved into the wall, lost to us forever. Each tale lulling the sleeping Gods to keep to their slumber. They who must never awaken.

They fed upon our love, our fears, our loss, our terror. All gone now. We are the lost. Forgotten saviors with no name and no past.

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Stuart Conover
Stuart Conover is a father, husband, rescue dog owner, horror author, blogger, journalist, horror enthusiast, comic book geek, science fiction junkie, and IT professional. With all of that to cram in on a daily basis it is highly debatable that he ever is able to sleep and rumors have him attached to an IV drip of caffeine to get through most days. A resident of the suburbs of Chicago most of Stuart’s fiction takes place in the Midwest. From downtown to the suburbs to the cornfields—the area is ripe for urban horror of all facets.

15 thoughts on “The Lost

  1. The dark, eerie mood is terrific and the concept of worshipful extinction of selfhood intriguing. The first two sentences stumbled, though. Polishing them would create a gem. AGB

    1. Thanks for the feedback! The story takes place in a bit of a shared universe and in that context of makes more sense. Out of it, I’m kicking myself as that really does need a change!

      Trying to limit myself to exactly 100 words probably doesn’t help either 😉

  2. I’d call this a prose poem. Interesting imagery. I love the phrase “Paid tribute in the dark.” Gotta admit I didn’t understand the first line, but if it’s poetry then I suppose it’s not meant to be taken literally.

    1. The more I read the first line the less happy with it I am. I really needed to phrase it differently. If this was smack dab in a collection with the same world it would work but as a stand alone it’s clunky.

  3. Please tell me this is the start to your novel!!!!!!

    In just a few short sentences, you have conveyed real emotion, leaving the reader with curiosity that killed the cat.

    That being said- more please!

    1. I’ve been writing a lot of drabble lately to clear my head after the first draft of the WIP novel. Takes a different mindset to do it after working on something that was so in depth and is quite a refreshing change!

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