Dark Genesis – AJ Hayes

I am a thousand million years old and you know my name. You think there is more than one of me, but there, you’re wrong. I am and have been and ever will be, alone. You have grown wiser these days with your science and data machines tracking some of my deeds. The ones I’ve let you know. You’ve found my places. The ones I used to use. Over the years you’ve inched closer and closer to me. And now, you’re outside my final stand. Our final stand I should say, mine and hers. Backs to the granite walls we wait in the flickering light.

“Kiss me, love.” she says, her trellised scarlet hair loose and flaming down her back.

I do. Long and slow and sharp.

The amethyst stain of blood marks my claim between her breasts.

“Yes,” she says slow and death drowsy. “Yes.”

I lift my lips from her flesh that is my flesh.

“Remember the garden?” I ask and she nods and sleeps in my arms.

“Goodnight, Lilith,” I whisper and turn to face the great, brass-bound doors as they fall and your chain guns speak and a thousand thousand needles of cold iron shred us into a thousand thousand tiny pieces.


You were right about one thing you thought you knew about me. You were right in thinking it would take me a long time to reassemble my body from the tiny, bloody bits you made of it. It would have taken me eons to do that. You were perfectly correct to use the needle guns. It was brilliant.

The other thing you thought you knew though . . . was wrong.


I wake floating in the darkness of the primal deep. In my arms Lilith stirs and looks about us, her green eyes soft with sleep.

“Ah,” she murmurs. “Again.”

“Yes,” I answer.

“They were much more clever this time.”


I gather her closer and let my nails lightly caress her. She shivers and her hair trails across my chest.

“But not clever enough,” she says.

“No.” I say and cup her tight curved belly. “They thought that fire would save them.”

Her lips track slow and soft on my chest and abdomen.

“Foolishness,” she whispers and moves further down.

“Yes,” I say.


You sought and scraped and collected every microscopic scrap of us, sealed us in a lead sarcophagus and placed us in your needle-pointed rocket. Then you fired us into the sun because you knew that the only thing that could destroy us was sunlight. You knew that we flamed into oblivion when the sun’s rays struck us because we were, after all, the children of darkness. And, as everyone knew, light was the enemy of dark.

Pah! The sun has never hated us. The sun loves us. We burn in the sun because our very darkness incites the sunlight to greater glory. We are kerosine to its flame. Even sun rays weakened by ninety-three- million miles of travel burn a hundred times hotter than the surface of Sol itself when we are engulfed by them.

Thus, when your rocket blew apart and the lead box around us melted and scattered our bits of flesh across the heart of the sun, that star heated instantly to a billion billion degrees hotter than it had ever burned. So hot, it slashed its exploding flames across the face of the cosmos in a microsecond and tore a hole in time. So hot that when the explosion became an implosion, it sucked the entire universe down into a shimmering bubble about the size of a beach ball.

And there was darkness on the face of the deep and the universe was void.

Except for us.


Lilith slides like lava up my body and poises above me her mouth wide and our tongues dance a ballet. I hold her hips and slowly lower her. She gasps and her legs widen while she tightens around me.

Father,” she says as her body thrusts slow and deep. “It’s time.”

I know, dear one,” I say, answering her movements with my own. “Only this time, I think I’ll call you, Gaea.”

Yes, that’s a nice name. But quickly, please,” her teeth take my shoulder. Her back arches and she thrusts harder. “The words, Father,” she moans, shuddering. “Now.”

I slash upward with my hips as sun fire runs through me and I stab my needled talons into the beach ball universe and it explodes into being.

Let there be light,” I say.

And there is.

24 Responses to “DARK GENISIS”

  1. absolutely bloody marvellous. it’s worth a pot of coffee and a whole lot more. congrats. have to tweet it – damn.

  2. Blasphemously delicious. You weave a lot of elements – mythic reference, word play, raunch – into an exciting narrative. An incendiary flash.

  3. What they said. Brilliant. I’m a follower now and looking forward to more of your writing.

  4. Wow…that was interesting and different! Cool! Nicely done.

  5. Deliciously sinister with such a mystical quality about it. Great piece.

  6. An unusual interpretation of creation – very interesting and beautifully written!
    In awe! 🙂

  7. That’s a brilliant and refreshingly original way of looking at things. :O

    Thought I should let you know – your story link on Terrible Minds is a little wonky because of the two dots you placed after the URL.

    I read yours after I posted mine and realised we have the same ‘basic concept’ but we’ve executed it entirely differently. And I think yours has come out much better!

  8. Thanks E. Blot. I really dug your effort also. Like I said in the comment on the site, There is NO obstacle that government blundering cannot make higher . . . or explode.

  9. AJ, wonderful writing, your voice is, well… wicked. Is there any info about you on this blog like, do you have any books out? I’d really dig reading some more of your stuff.

    • Thank you so much, Angie. This was a kind of departure for me. I do not have a novel There’s more of my stuff here and quite a bit on A Twist Of Noir, Shotgun Honey Muck and Muse and Yellow Mama. Noir short stories and some poetry.

  10. Hello this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

    • hi Larisa. Most blog builders are full auto; you set your format from templates and other choices, click the mouse and you’re good to go. On word Press there are enough suite pagkages that you can change you look everyday if you want to. The editor proggies are pretty intuitive and easy to use. Good luck with the project.

  11. This is amazing. Beautifully sinister. It’s left me feeling rather speechless.

  12. aj- I really liked this story. Very creative with excellent imagery.


  13. Thanks Bob. Your alien corn scared the crap out of me.

  14. Hypnotic as an oracle. This is an unstoppable flow of Apocalyptic prose.

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