from “Dark Angel”: contemporary fiction with a supernatural twist and a touch of the erotic
photos by Ron, merged and worked in photoshop
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The corner was not a corner of anything. A corner of darkness hanging in a darker abyss, it had no substance but it was all there was in which to hide. A good hiding place, this darkness. No-one ever came looking here, no-one ever found her. Until he did. The first time she heard his voice it terrified her. There’d never been any sound before, in this dark silence that held her and kept her safe.
He sounded amused, in a kind way. “Hello! What have we got here?” he said.
She didn’t answer. Huddled deeper into herself.
“Don’t worry, my little cherub,” he murmured soothingly. “I won’t tell.”