Death, Ascendant! Death, Triumphant!

Aye, lads … them days were savage. Grand indeed!

The rigid rule of LAW!

But those times are gone now, lads. Or if not, they sure look it.

Knowledge! Progress! Gadgets Galore!

Suppler than Sin ’tis said. Brought Death’s reign to its end.

HA! Just coddin’ ya lads!

Fallen in the shuck, we have. Woken with The Fears.

But our time ‘ll come ’round again. As ‘t always has.

For the Humans love not but the simplitude of a command:

A statute. A decree. A regulation. A Canon!

“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”

And our answer, lads? Our answer!?

“The sting of Death is Sin! And the strength of Sin is the LAW!”

…..

Poem: David Walker

Artwork: Maciej Kuciara  https://www.artstation.com/maciej

I write dark fantasy and science fantasy. My previous works include WET WORK and BLOOD FIELDS, both dark science fantasy novellas. You can find them at your friendly local ebook retailer. I'm serializing my next story (working title: Golem) on my author website. It's a dark fantasy tale set on planet Kaido, which draws inspiration from medieval Japan. I post new content every Wednesday. ................................................................................................................................................................................. Dark fantasy writer David Walker is the author of WET WORK and BLOOD FIELDS, both dark science fantasy novellas. Currently, he is serializing a dark fantasy novel, titled Golem. Episodes are published every Wednesday on his website: http://davidwalkerauthor.com. David lives in Los Angeles, California, but he dreams of living somewhere else ... some place not so damn hot! He holds a degree in philosophy from UCLA, where he also studied Japanese literature. After college, he did graduate work in law and philosophy at Cardozo Law School. His hobbies are reading, playing X-COM, and avoiding direct sunlight.

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