Lightning Challenge #29 (Complete)

Deep Dark

Hosted by Dimitris Havlidis

Richard began to understand darkness: darkness as something solid and real, so much more than a simple absence of light. He felt it touch his skin, questing, moving, exploring: gliding through his mind. It slipped into his lungs, behind his eyes, into his mouth...
— Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
  Write an article about one of the darkest places in your world. What you take dark to mean is up to you.

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All users welcome!

Min. Words 500

Max Words 1200

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Time Limit
  • PST: August 22nd at 02:00
  • BST: August 22nd at 10:00
Here is a link to a timer countdown.


This challenge comes with a prize!
All entrants will be entered into a raffle to win Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.   If you have any questions about this, contact the Emcee, Dimitris, in the discord, or comment with your questions below.

What is this?

Lightning Challenges are community created challenges to inspire you to think about aspects of your world you might not have before!   Challenges may be hosted by users and staff alike. Contact Ademal to host your own in the future.  
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Master Architect Kalar
Kalar Averethain
22 Aug, 2018 18:06

22 Aug, 2018 18:32

Make sure you read all of it.

Hollow Core
Geographic Location | Aug 23, 2018

A dark prison at the center of the world.

Who the hell does this guy think he is?
PatheticBarrel, Logo by Sai
@ thefirstguardian
Nichole Roach
22 Aug, 2018 19:38

Journeyman RwbyMoon
Benjamin Andula
22 Aug, 2018 21:05

Here we go ! This will be the first step for the creation of one of the multiples intra-universe "fact-teller" ! :D  

Sceleratesse Meadow
Geographic Location | Aug 22, 2018

The rests of an ancient forest on Rackolith, caused by one of the most destructive Sceleratesse known until now.

"Nothing great has been accomplished in the world without passion" -- G.W.F. Hegel
@ Ixian
Ixian Technocrat
22 Aug, 2018 23:38

Allright, I've wrote it in the style of 19th century novels. It's a prequel to my main universe, hope you like it.

23 Aug, 2018 00:05

23 Aug, 2018 02:06

@ AshWolf Forever
Ashleigh D.J. Cutler
23 Aug, 2018 02:57

23 Aug, 2018 05:18

Down in Laughters' Bade sunlight only reveals is how alone you really are.
— Brood Blood-Kyn
Laughters' Bade
Building / Landmark | Oct 25, 2018

A Cradle of Viscera

Admin of the World Anvil Codex & Discord | Director of Ethnis | My Ko-Fi | My Twitter
23 Aug, 2018 07:00

Really enjoyed this challenge!

The Void
Geographic Location | Aug 23, 2018