The Council of Ten

The Council of Ten

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TheTimelessClock By TheTimelessClock Completed

The masks. The tears. The lies.
The fear. 
Venice, the city floating on water. The city of the masks. Everyone hides their face, their feelings...themselves. Nobody is quite how they appear...or are they? 

Marco D'Este, a boy of class, walks the streets with his head heald high. 
Lena Foscari, a girl, a commoner, a dreamer.
Paolo Bianchi, a man driven mad by the need for sanity. For safety. 

Something stirs in the water, the canals. Something that has been drowned for far too long, something big. But what? Things start to go wrong with the people disappearing. The people in cloaks and masks. But in a city of deception - how does one tell who is good...and who is bad?

  • afraid
  • alone
  • apology
  • ball
  • ballroom
  • blood
  • book
  • box
  • brother
  • canal
  • chandelier
  • charms
  • city
  • cloak
  • clock
  • council
  • cupboard
  • darkess
  • darkness
  • dead
  • deception
  • devil
  • disappearance
  • dreamer
  • dreams
  • education
  • enchantment
  • faceless
  • family
  • father
  • fear
  • fears
  • feelings
  • figure
  • forgiveness
  • friend
  • friends
  • frown
  • glass
  • important
  • key
  • letter
  • love
  • madness
  • magic
  • mask
  • masked
  • masks
  • memoir
  • memories
  • mistakes
  • mother
  • murder
  • nightmares
  • ombre
  • once
  • people
  • perception
  • readers
  • remembering
  • right
  • running
  • scared
  • secrets
  • shadows
  • shop
  • smile
  • sorry
  • spells
  • stories
  • story
  • tears
  • thoughs
  • thoughts
  • time
  • trouble
  • venice
  • war
  • watching
  • window
  • words
  • writers
Deductivism Deductivism Aug 02, 2015
Masquerade!
                              Paper faces on parade,
                              Masquerade!
                              Hide your face so the world will never find you...
solahnge solahnge May 17, 2015
@TheTimelessClock Amazing work! I truly look forward to reading the rest of the story :)
TheTimelessClock TheTimelessClock Jul 08, 2012
@rhea-qua-nicotine Thanks so much :) Really glad you like my work, it means a lot :) And all rights of the poem go to Paul Laurence Dunbar - lovely to hear from you, I appreciate your support! :)
TheTimelessClock TheTimelessClock Dec 26, 2011
@DamianRoder23 Ah, thank you so much for reading :) Your comments and time are much appeciated - and don't worry, Paolo should make sense by we're done with this whole thing. Glad to have you along for the journey ;) Thanks again!
Pyro23Maniac Pyro23Maniac Dec 26, 2011
Now I'm sure this story is going to be awesome (: There are plenty of questions at the moment. Wonder what Paolo's talkin about though. Hope to find out sometime
Forcade Forcade Dec 11, 2011
Your writing is wonderful! I love the tone of this narrative, it was questionable and interesting. It also shows how strong the narrator is, when he says thing "I became it." and more.
                              
                              Great job <3