The Dark Romantics in American Literature

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  1. Long
    in gloom I sat with her, crying, wailing my heart and soul.

    For
    doom beat me to her – the beautiful, Elliva Tor – then I felt a hole, deep in
    my heart and soul.

    And
    as I cradled her humiliated corpse, thinking what horrors befell her, suddenly,
    I felt an ominous presence sneaking, its fowl stench creeping.

    Then
    my heart and soul started sinking and then I started thinking, what creature is
    this creaking, and what for does it loom before me and Elliva Tor?

    “No
    creature,” it said. “Crinus the Mor.”

    “Crinus
    the Mor?” I repeated. “Of terrible yore?”

    And
    then Crinus said, “Yes, you know me sure.”

    “Why,
    of course,” I said. “I have read your lore.”

    “Oh…then
    you must know the horrors that I bore.”

    “Yes…and
    still bear,” I snapped.

    As
    he chuckled and clapped.

    “And
    do you think I have come to ensnare?”

    “Or
    perhaps I have simply stumbled upon your lair?”

    “In
    witness of your dead friend…aww, so unfair.”

    “Do
    not mock my friend.”

    “It
    is not my intention to offend – only my hand I wish to lend.”

    As
    I turned, I discerned.

    Thick
    heavy rustling robes of rotten meat and flesh, fresh in my eyes now shot with
    threat.

    As
    I stared with regret at his grotesque rotting skull-like face.

    My
    fearful heart risking it all at its fastest pace.

    His
    eyes like red moons glaring, transfixing me.

    And
    now, in all this red terror, my deepest wish is to be free.

    And
    then Crinus said, “A deal I offer thee.”

    Then
    I thought, what deal hath he?

    Then
    Crinus said, “Your word, for the kingdom of darkness.”

    “My
    word, for the kingdom of darkness, where all lies heartless, surely you know I
    won’t accept such madness.”

    “In
    darkness and madness, I promise gladness.”

     “Never can my word remove this sadness.”

    “Forever,
    your word, will bring you solace, for the kingdom of darkness, for horror, for
    terror, for evil, for I, Crinus the Mor, shall avenge my greatest enemy, the most
    beautiful, most kindest, altruist, Elliva Tor.”

    And
    as I thought long and hard about his offer while he displayed infinite patience
    in total darkness, eventually, I gave my answer – or should I say, my word.

    “With
    the death of Elliva Tor, the kingdom of darkness has already risen. I demand
    that you remove the mask from the world, this lie of light. I demand you
    convince the world how ugly sin has made it. I demand that at men’s despair,
    you reject forgiveness, you reject mercy. I give you my word. In the name of
    Elliva Tor, purge.”  

    And
    then Crinus placed his branch-like hand into his vile mouth, and pulled from
    the black abyss of his throat, a creature, so small in between his finger and
    thumb, so black, making such feeble unintelligible noises, flailing its many
    arms and legs.

    “What
    is that ghastly thing?” I asked.

    “A
    seed…and once planted, it will sing.”

    “Sing?
    A song…but what will it bring?”

    “Why…the
    kingdom of darkness, of course, and a new king.”

    Then
    he placed this tiny restless creature on Elliva’s ghostly chest, and then it
    started eating through her breast, burrowing deep inside. Then, as Elliva’s
    corpse started convulsing, there was a harrowing scream.

    What
    have I done, I thought.   

    It
    seemed as if the world was about to end, if not now, then certainly soon.

    The
    ground shook violently.

    The
    light died, its best it tried.

    Darkness
    consuming all.

    Then…the
    darkness gave form – from Elliva, come – the kingdom of infinite horrors.

  2. Shout out to everyone doing their homework last minute & rocking out to this piano music because they've lost their minds!

  3. God, thank you so much for posting this! I can now use it without having to have a membership for his one little video!

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