Published April 14, 2017 by

Memories of a Soul in the Underworld Chapter 25


Story Summary

Ethan is a soul in the Underworld with no memory of his life on Earth. He is bought and sold by various masters for centuries. Traveling from large industrial towns to scorching hot deserts. During his journey he picks up the skills, knowledge and magic to escape his enslavement. He runs with the intent of living a free life, but is pursued by agents until he's cornered on a remote mountain range. With little time left, Ethan begins to recount his life and masters in the hope of leaving a record of his existence. These are his memories.





Hades Teeth

59th day on the run from the Soul Market.

For one short moment, I allowed myself to believe that I'd escaped the Soul Market. That I'd finally reached a place beyond their limits.

I hadn't seen any sign of an agent in weeks, and there were no living beings in sight. I became too relaxed, too complacent, and I thought I could stay in the same place for more than a day.

One morning I sat on a lone rock overlooking the mountains.

The scenery was breathtaking.

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Published April 13, 2017 by

April Writing Update



Hello and welcome to my April writing update. These are short posts that I do once a month to talk about what I've been working on recently among other things.

I recently had a three month vacation from work so I managed to write lots of new content for my free story Diary of a Soul in the Underworld. 

You can check out all the latest chapters here. 


Unfortunately I had to go back to work (damn those adult responsibilities) so most of my updates will go back to being just once or twice a month.

I would like to thank everyone who liked or retweeted some of my updates. You may think that just clicking like or retweet may not do much, but it actually helps me out a lot, and helps drive new readers to my work.

It's been over ten months since I first started Diary of a Soul, so I recently started going back to edit the earlier chapters. I found some mistakes that I over looked before.

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Published April 04, 2017 by

Memories of a Soul in the Underworld Chapter 24



Summary: Long ago I sold my soul and doomed myself to an eternity in the Underworld. I did everything they wanted for centuries, but no more! I'll find a way out of my destiny or die trying! I leave you my story in the hope that someone else can succeed if I fail.

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The Town Where He Once Was.

Many years later.

Foreman and I met again long after the factory closed its doors and I'd been through several masters. The Lynch brothers may have been long gone, but the invisible scars still remained. Some even to this day. For years I couldn't look at a cotton sheet without drowning in anxiety, but as time passed (and new problems replaced the old) the memories gradually faded, until my life there felt like a horror story that happened to somebody else.

I was in a different industrial town. Far away from Azaelia and probably now gone thanks to poverty and war. It was full of large townhouses, factories, and mortals who barely talked to each other. In those days tall brick furnaces burned for days on end, sending thick black smoke and ash billowing into the sky. It would gradually float down to the ground like black snow. Accumulating on every surface. Dying the streets gray. Even when we cleaned it away it would soon return. Again and again until I had to give up and resign myself to being constantly covered in soot.

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Published April 02, 2017 by

Memories of a Soul in the Underworld Chapter 23

Story Summary

Ethan is a soul in the Underworld with no memory of his life on Earth. He is bought and sold by various masters for centuries. Traveling from large industrial towns to scorching hot deserts. During his journey he picks up the skills, knowledge and magic to escape his enslavement. He runs with the intent of living a free life, but is pursued by agents until he's cornered on a remote mountain range. With little time left, Ethan begins to recount his life and masters in the hope of leaving a record of his existence. These are his memories.







Chapter 23

Compared to my life in the factory, my time in Alistair's mansion felt like a dream. One that shattered to pieces the moment he passed away. That factory wasn't exceptionally bad, it was just the way that souls like myself usually exist in this world. We're not human any more, so most living being see no reason why they should treat us like we are.

"Why didn't you tell me?" I thought of Master Alistair and all the happy hours when he treated us kindly without ever hinting to the real world outside. "Why didn't you tell me that things were like this?"

And then I broke down and cried alone in the dark.

I wish this was the story of how I rose up and overpowered Foreman and my terrible masters, but it's not.

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