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Drabble - A Dark Place

Writers Toybox http://writers-toybox.livejournal.com/  has posted four prompts.
One of them gave me an idea for a drabble.

I know It's been a long while since I posted anything like a drabble or story, and I wonder if there are any of you out there reading Buffy and Angel?

If not then these 100 words are for my own satisfaction.


A Dark Place.

He hears the radio and the television telling its listeners that the world is a dark place, that times are getting worse, that the world is going to hell. He knows better. The world is a shining place. The people of modern times live in relative luxury. They have food, a roof over their heads, education, medicines, and money to spend. When he was a real boy most people weren’t so lucky. Disease, famine, murder, rape was the order of the day. And then when he was no longer a real boy, he was the dark place


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Jun. 23rd, 2013 11:06 am (UTC)
Oh, shivery, Ares...

he was the dark place

And he knows what Hell is like. Compared to that, anything elsse is shining...

Love it!

Jun. 24th, 2013 07:43 am (UTC)
I made you shiver! You, writer of Nature of the Beast.


And in particular, the daytime world is a very shining place to the likes of Angel.

Thank you.


Jun. 23rd, 2013 11:55 am (UTC)
Here I am, I'm there and I always read Buffy and Angel.

Beautiful! ..I liked the comparison with Liam child and our times that seem golden. But Angel knows that it is only an appearance, he knows what moves in the night ..he himself tinted of red blood European nights, for a long, long time.

he was the dark place

Love it!

Edited at 2013-06-23 11:58 am (UTC)
Jun. 24th, 2013 07:48 am (UTC)
Thank you, Janas.

I am pleasantly surprised at the number of comments I have.
I see I will have to apply myself and write more.

I'm glad you liked the comparison I made with Liam and our world.


Jun. 23rd, 2013 12:22 pm (UTC)
Im always on the hunt for b/a storys! loved the 100 words above. no one but Angel can comprehend or measure bad times and darkness like he can.
As there's not the mass of new storys being being posted every day/week like there was once upon a time it makes seeing a new post of work even more special
Jun. 24th, 2013 07:50 am (UTC)
Goodness. Or should that be badness?


So glad you're here and that you liked my wee drabble.

There's nobody like Angel who knows the darkness.

I can see myself writing again.

Thank you.


Jun. 23rd, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
There are still lots of us around, Ares. And when we have good stuff to read, it encourages us to stay…

Love the drabble, sweetie. Angel has been around so long, and seen so much – it must seem a very different world to what he grew up with.

And Angels as the dark place? Inspired, my dear. Well done!
Jun. 24th, 2013 07:51 am (UTC)
Thank YOU for the prompt. It reached out and slapped me across the head. I love it when prompts inspire a story like that.

So happy you like it.

Must do more.


Jun. 24th, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC)
Slapping across the head is what I do best, sweetie…

So be warned. We need more stories from you if you are not to have a permanent headache…
Jun. 23rd, 2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
Angel IS the darkness. Born in darkness - into darkness, he's seen and lived through copious amounts of it. Everything else pales in comparison.

Love it!

Thanks for sharing, Ares. Good to see you writing again!

Jun. 24th, 2013 07:56 am (UTC)
Thank you. I have been absent from fandom writing of late. And I do love writing Angel.

Angel is the darkness. Yes. I love that about him. Danger wrapped up in a pretty package.


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