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On the Nature of Magic
In the world ruled by many religions, science and pseudo-science it is hard to believe in magic, in any variation. A follower of such disciplines will often be taunted, and if not persecuted in the physical sense, so common throughout the medieval age, then certainly persecuted in the ways of today. By that I imply the social persecution of people who in some way differ from the accepted majority. As for example a follower of communism will be laughed and looked down upon in the United States of A, a follower of a magic path will be frozen out in most, if not any, civilized countries.
“We don’t burn witches anymore. We lock them in mental asylums.”
For one simple reason that proof of magic is a hard task, especially when faced with the exactly opposite of the magical nature, namely, science. However, if a religion is acceptable, and if political parties, with ideologies clearly impossible in the scientific sense are not shunned from, why should magic be? Wh
Poetic PsychosisIn thirty seconds, the next shell would fall. Every night was the same, but every night Lorenzo experienced it as if it were the first time. His throat felt swollen; breathing was hard. He glanced around at the others; young men like him who had been shipped out in the name of honour and freedom. There was no honour in this, no freedom. Only death behind your eyelids, and a fear so gutting, that it carved out your innards and left you a hollow husk. Lorenzo tried to breathe, tried to assure himself that he was still whole, still made of flesh. They had lied when they told him he was ready.
Matteo ran towards him, arms out, rifle swinging uselessly at his side. He shouted for him to run, but Lorenzo remained motionless, unable to move as his friend’s warning was lost in the constant blare of gunfire. None of them were ready.
“The cycle is repeating. It is not safe.” The voice was soft and weak, yet it carried over the gunfire and battle cries without impediment.
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