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People of the Dark

The story begins with John O’Brien, the narrator, entering a dark, eerie forest, with the intent to kill his rival, Richard Brent, over the love of Eleanor Bland. O’Brien falls and hits his head in Dagon’s Cave, leading to a vivid recollection of a past life as Conan, a Gaelic reaver.

Untitled story (Between berserk battle-rages, the black despair of melancholy . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Between berserk battle-rages, the black despair of melancholy . . .). Unfinished, 225 words.

The untitled draft presents a dark introspection of Wulfhere Skull-crusher, a warrior who, in the throes of his existential despair, contemplates the futility and emptiness of life. Amidst his battles and berserk rages, he comes to see through the illusions of life, recognizing the “Nothing” that lies at the core of existence. This realization strips away the comforting deceptions that people wrap around their lives, leaving Wulfhere to stare into the bleak “Abyss” that is reality.