Balazar

the watcher2

They call me Balazar. I do not know why. I am old. Irrefutably old. And oh, how the years have poured through me. I have plucked the flesh of the immortals, scarred the tongues of those who speak my name, plundered their bones. I have wept for the stains I leave upon their torn breasts, but my tears are not sincere. I am not cruel. My work is fast, my appetite fierce. I watch them. They do not see.

They call me Balazar. I do not know why.

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12 thoughts on “Balazar

  1. Great story! Leaves you wanting more. I also looked up the meaning of the name. Perhaps if you decide to further the story this Balazar could be a King who has forgotten his origins, his roots and has been marked by the gods to wander the earth because he murdered an innocent man.

    Balthazar (also spelled Balthasar, Balthassar, or Baltazar), from Phoenician Balat-shar-usur, meaning “Baal protects the King” is the name commonly attributed to one of the Three Wise Men, at least in the west.

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    1. That’s intriguing.!Thank you for sharing it… I had no idea. The name popped in my head for no real reason, but I knew it was familiar. I may have been thinking of the Wise Man’s name. I learned something today. 🙂

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