Enter 2012

Ten…nine…eight… 

Michael watched intently as the crystal orb ascended from the depths.   With each faint moonbeam that reached it, it began to glow. It was so beautiful. Finally, humans would learn what Area 51 was really all about.

Seven…six…five… 

Nearly at the surface now. Soon, so very soon. Hundreds of researchers, government officials and security members stood gazing at it in wonder. And why wouldn’t they be drinking in the last vision they’d ever see. It was only right that it should be something of such ethereal brilliance.

Four…three…two…

Now miles high, it floated in place until the power of the full moon set it on fire. Every single sparkling facet now beheld its own individual flame. Billions, upon billions. So massive, yet so intricate. No man could have made this. No mere mortal could have ever even dreamed it. Michael had spent centuries wondering how humans could be so willing to believe in the ridiculous, yet remain so blind to the obvious.

ONE. 

The ball exploded. A flame shot to every beating heart. The earth was daylight everywhere now.

Here at Bleeding Ink Anthology, we love a darkling. Even a New Years Eve tale twisted into something unexpected. If you have stories, poetry, or flash fiction with a dark edge, a supernatural theme, or something just downright scary, we welcome you to submit it to our anthology.

We know you have something important to say, so send in a darkling of your very own.

Happy New Year, and Ever Yours

The Ink Babes

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8 Comments

  1. Nice start to the year. Hope you all have a great one.

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  2. I foresee much darkness ahead – a black. inky darkness oozy with its own sentient creativity.

    Benevolent? Malevolent? Who can say? Yet, know this… from its depths words of power shall pour forth, rending those with the temerity to read them!

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  3. I put up a lot of horror flash pieces on my blog. Your anthology looks like a lot of fun. I hope I can get something to you that you’ll like before you fill up.

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    • We look forward to reading your work Bob. And thank you for stopping by and leaving such great comments! 🙂

      Reply

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