Persuade me with your sinful delights, wash my weathered soul with your greedy flame, rejoice when the darkness comes from within, cherish it as you wrap yourself tight in my suffering, let it keep the winter cold from your door, for beyond this light, within the darkness, there is only the coldness if nothing, the scriptures tell if a hell hotter than the sun, but the truth is emptiness, the truth is a void, cold and empty, soulless, and outside of me, outside of the warmth my soul that spreads across your emptiness, there is nothing, there is only you, there is who you truly are, there is nothing….
Published by Matthew Tonks
People are surprised when reading Matthew’s stories that he’s a sane forty something year old, happily married, father of one, employed full time, who dreams of dark disturbing things that any sane person would never even contemplate thinking of. But it's true, he’s toyed with writing for most of his adult life, but has always found the peg a writer must fit into is not the shape he wished to be. His writing can be described as lamenting, long, concussive (yes it smashes you in the head), compulsive, and stuffed with rhythmic communication and violence, let’s not forget the violence. His own opinion on his writing is this, “You see, I don't just want the words to seep into your mind, but into your soul, showing you images of blood and beauty through, volatile language, violence, sex, love and sin. My muse takes different shapes, and every now and then you can see her shining her wicked smile in some of my stories, tempting you with her promises, but ripping your heart out instead.” So have a look, and take a seat in my wayward ride, as you join me while I purge through, this twisted road of madness. View all posts by Matthew Tonks