Friday, December 5, 2014

A Bottomless Grave

The face of the dead man, now gleaming ghastly in the light, and now extinguished by some floating shadow, appeared at each emergence to have taken on a new and more forbidding expression, a maligner menace. Frightened even more than ourselves by the girl's scream, rats raced in multitudes about the place, squeaking shrilly, or starred the black opacity of some distant corner with steadfast eyes, mere points of green light, matching the faint phosphorescence of decay that filled the half-dug grave and seemed the visible manifestation of that faint odor of mortality which tainted the unwholesome air. The children now sobbed and clung about the limbs of their elders, dropping their candles, and we were near being left in total darkness, except for that sinister light, which slowly welled upward from the disturbed earth and overflowed the edges of the grave like a fountain.

Ambrose Bierce 























Image by Noah Fentz.

7 comments:

Jay's Shadow said...

Dang, that was deep and creepy.

Holy Tarra said...

The skulls in this prop are amazing!!!
They almost look like they have wax on them....? Really beautiful!!!

Willow Cove said...

Now that's atmosphere!

bobby said...

Ambrose Bierce was an interesting figure from the Civil Wars days, to say the least...
The idea of a story that takes place during the time between when the gallows drops and the neck snaps

girl6 said...

this is like an extension of Rot's work..<333333

Rot said...

yeah...such a fan of Noah's work.
very earthy and dark. Truly spooky.

NoahFentz said...

aww..Thank you Mr.Rot and thank you all for the comments.