Of Soldier’s Dreams

“Summer grasses,
All that remains
Of soldiers’ dreams”

This is the entry that I wrote for the 2013 Top Cow Talent Hunt. The winners have already been announced, so I can share it with all of you. The parameters were that we had to pick one of the 13 Artifacts from the Top Cow universe and tell a story about a previous holder of it. I chose the Blood Sword, a katana that was forged with the soul of a demon inside of it. The Blood Sword gives its bearer great power but fills them with an insatiable blood lust. The script follows Shiro, a young Japanese sailor at the turn of the twentieth century, a time when Japan had modernized and moved on from the old feudal system. I hope that you enjoy it, I’m very proud of the job that I did on this script.

Disclaimer: I wrote this script solely for fun and as an exercise in writing with no intent to make any money off of it. It is not my intent to infringe on any copyrights or trademarks. All Darkness and related characters are all copyrighted and property of Top Cow Productions, INC.

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