✤ Prisons

┋Prisons are not always bars and guards. Sometimes, it’s the bone of our skull, the paint on the walls, the kind words that rain down. Prisons are not always bars and guards. And so, prisons can always be escaped from.┋

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✤ Respite

┋Doing battle is seldom something one can do for extended periods of time. Even the most frightening, nightmarish warriors sometimes desire a respite from swinging and battering and killing. Sometimes, even the most toughened of men require the solace of the sun breathing down on them, the fresh breath of a glass in their hands. And I am no exception. And I am no exception.┋

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✤ Welcome, glad to have you with us!

┋They all get terrified when they move right past me at the door way and, as soon as the gates close behind them, there I am again, smile on the lips and wisecrack on the tongue, welcoming them to eternal damnation.┋

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✤ IF

┋Philip I of Macedon to the Spartans: If I invade Laconia, you will be destroyed never to rise again!
The Spartans: If.┋

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✤ Jäger

┋ Gafflwn Dihenydd, o’r fuddugol yn wiriol sydd.
Ni fydd neb yn ein Drechu, Falch ydy ni i drochu,
Traed o flaen i’r Annwn, mewn y gwybodaeth fe godwn ni. ┋

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✤ Poke the man, the devil comes

┋He closed his eyes and took a breath in, the sum of everything staining the oxygen invading his lungs. Burdening as it was, he knew this moment had to come, a prophecy shouted out by every single minute of every single day.┋

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✤ The spring of back then

┋The gust of wind had caught him by surprise. The fresh scent of April had, at first, teased him with a joke. Being in that place, though, made the joke from being about his life to the times he had spent there in his youth. The laughter, the games, the picnics, the friendships, all coming together in what was most likely the last breath of his innocence.┋

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