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Darkness Is As Darkness Does
by Kendra Hale
The night had often lent itself to her as a friend. Always, in the sense that the darkness had enveloped her when she needed it the most. This made her happy as the dark had always drawn Melissa in more than the light. To be fair, Melissa found that in the darkness, in that inky, dense shadow, she did her best work.
In her line of work shad discovered that more often than not, everyone had a dwelling darkness. She was just here to help with the removal process.
It helped that she could sense it, like a spider sensing the twitch of fighting prey caught in their web. The vibration, a tingle…a pulse. An atmospheric change one could say. But what a pleasant sensation it was.
The blood in her veins would pulse so hard that a gentle ache would spread up her arms to her core.
Melissa, known in whispered circles as Lady Morozoko, had earned her assassin tag for being indiscriminate with her kills. It wasn’t about being in a morally grey area. Nor was it an evil in her mind to provide her skills to her calling.
Darkness is darkness.
There were no levels to it further than that. It was a simple definition and fact. And these were the thoughts that flowed through the whole of her and ended with the sharpness of her blades. The twin silver ornate blades were stained, one always leaves the blood on the blades.
Years of darkness added to the patchwork of the weapon’s history.
Her motor purred, in more ways than one, the hunt was on and she was so close.
Darkness enveloped once more and she felt the electric surge that was both her purpose and her calling.
Darkness will always be darkness.
Fiction © Copyright Kendra Hale
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More from author Kendra Hale:
A Gothic Bite Magazine Anthology
A collection of poetry.
‘Just Emotions‘ is exactly as it states, a group of writers who had feelings they wanted to express in poem form. Inside, there are a range of emotions to explore. Each writer has given a bit of themselves to you, each in their own way.
We hope that you enjoy these writings and that among the poems you may find some thing you can identify with or relate to. Thank you for giving us this chance to open the catacombs and share with you.