“Let go into the clear light, trust it, merge with it. It is your own true nature, it is home.”
–Tibetan Book of the Dead.
This isn’t true in my world. I trust in the chill and in the darkness, where I frequently find a moment’s peace.
I sometimes do go through the tunnel, out and into the light. It’s never a journey of peace. Each trip is a journey of vengeance. I’m still seeking you, traitor. When I finally find wherever you’ve gone to hide, I will drag you back down into the dark of the crypt with me.
100 words. Inspired by this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt:
18 thoughts on “Revenant”
Quite dark and creepy!
It’s such a cheerful place to visit, everyone wants to go. This year’s tourist boom.
Is this the view from the other side of the light? Well done. Do the dead have a book of living?
I’m sure they must be starving for a good read… Maybe he should drag a librarian home?
It’s very intriguing and well written piece.
You’re just sayin that so the undead won’t come for you.
How do u know😁 lol
Constant focus on vengeance can get you to a very dark place. Great story.
If you’re not focused on it, something might drag you to a dark place, too.
Your protagonist needs to speak to a counsellor. He/she is obsessed with dark thoughts and will not be able to enjoy spring flowers in May.
I wonder if May flowers even grow outside his crypt? Poor fellow.
I felt the hate!
Aw, is an undead chasin ya round your house? Call Ajax Undead Removal, low rates for coyotes.
The concept of revenge will make the earth a place of darkness.
Our revenant likes it dark. And Dark, too.
Lots of angles to think about in this story – Tibetan wisdom, treachery, vengeance, and the undead. Intriguing.
I think I’d prefer to live in the Tibetan world than the other world you describe so well. Glad we don’t see what he does in the darkness of the crypt.
Now there’s an idea… (chortle)