Amaranthine: Beauty Within Darkness
Life's most exquisite moments remain locked in the darkness..
This is a collection of short stories and flash fiction, typically around 500-750 words each. Nothing too unusual, except they are crafted by an author known for her 8K word chapters and rich, evocative descriptions. Words are not limitless, and each one means something. Flash fiction forces an author to prove the theory true.
Some of these stories are written in first person and autobiographical in many ways. Others are responses to writing prompts, challenges, contests, and other assorted things to flex the creative muscle and move from the realm of dark fantasy, epic sagas, and intense emotion to a place more realistic. Some will likely make you blush deeply, and that's alright too.
A few chapters are longer pieces: character development exercises, deleted chapters, or are stories told by pre-existing characters--so if you read my stories, beware of spoilers.
My work tends to walk on the dark side, so there will likely be mature content. It's rebellious and doesn't listen well. It likes sex, drugs, rock n' roll, blood, and demonic possession. It thinks it's succeeded if it breaks your heart. Art is a cruel mistress.
This is not anything written to win awards, recognition, or impress anyone. It is simply a diary left unlocked, understated musings of a writer with a dark but beautiful mind.
All that's needed now is a quill, a jar of ink, and the romance of candlelight..and you.
The haunting and lovely cover is made by @TheTigerWriter, also known as ModernFox. Thank you for your always inspiring work! :D