Updated: May 2
"BEWARE THE OBSIDIAN'S BECKONING WELCOME... Those words echo around every corner of my head, almost taunting my inherently curious brain to investigate precisely what this person had warned against, but still… I cannot shake the feeling that whatever he said may not just be the ramblings of a crazed lunatic, but that his words may hold true."
Made of the Void is the third of our announced features, and the first Flash Fiction piece in Volume One of The Needle Drops... With Flash Fiction, we aim to highlight smaller pieces rampant with imagination and experimentation.
Existing in this dystopian society, you have heard the tales and whispers of the wind, its howl almost deafening, and certainly inescapable. Their enthralling chants have claimed many a mortal, thus, it comes as no surprise that your mundane life falls victim to the beguiling charm of the unknown, and all the horrors that come with it. Witness delusion and delirium past the point of no return. Transcend the limits between the physical and metaphysical. Succumb to the calamitous tendrils of corruption. All minds surrender to the alluring call.
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." - Frederick Nietzsche
His writing an amalgamation of horror fiction, T. Williams is fairly new to the writing scene. Being in his house 24/7 inspired him to write - and then lockdown happened. A 20 year old with the spirit (and bones) of a 50 year old, he has always been interested in that which baffles and bewilders. Particular inspirations include Junji Ito and H. P. Lovecraft, and he hopes to create pieces akin to theirs in his future endeavours. Fuelled by a maelstrom of spite, every stubbed toe is another word on the page. Piano is an alternative conduit of creation, particularly melancholic or macabre pieces such as Gnossienne No. 1 - Erik Satie or Prelude in E minor op.28 No.4 - Frédéric Chopin. Both are a potent source of inspiration.