Cryptic Fiction

Welcome to Cryptic Fiction, a place where the unexpected becomes the expected. Here you will discover the limits of the imagination, with a dash of darkness to spice things up. Break boundaries, explore the extreme, and journey to the other side. Here you will find angels, demons, monsters, and paradoxes in time that will challenge your senses. Walk through the gates of the unknown. Step out of the day and smile at the night. Don't worry, the night will smile back. It's been waiting for you your entire life...​​
Who Knew
Who knew the pain could run so deep?
Or the grief so bitter;
A sour taste in my mouth
Like copper like acid in flavors of metal it burns
Churning inside me, a calamitous juxtaposition.
Slicing through me like a mace or a sword
With shattered bones, and broken sores.
They bear me up and on wings of sufferance take flight
And into my misery they receive me, verily…

Who knew that life was so fragile?
The cancer, the car wreck, or old age;
A shot in the darkness, or the glint of a blade
Their dreams are all gone now
And their memories fade
On the ashes of time they flee.
They bear me up and on wings of sufferance take flight
And into my misery they receive me, verily…

Who knew that nothing would matter?
Does the house, the car, the rent?
In the rush of life itself, and owned by it
Indentured servants we are
The machinations of the flesh;
We weep as humanity, captured in the crosshairs
Unreasoning hands groping and clasping.
They bear us up and on wings of sufferance take flight
And into our misery they receive us, verily…

Who knew what was really important?
Is it not in the things that we take for granted?
Is it not in the touch of a lover, or the embrace of a friend?
Is it not in the comfort of a companion, or a gentle word of compassion?
The gleaming eyes of a child so bright
Or the dreams of adults, like you and I.
They bear all of us on the wings of their sufferance
And into our misery they receive us, oh verily
So who knew, who knew, WHO KNEW!

I knew, and I will never forget them…