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.


12 thoughts on “Balazar

  1. Tanya Cliff March 19, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Love the piece and the picture, Steven! It’s the kind of thing I read and am hungry for more…

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    • Steven Baird March 19, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      I took that photo a couple of weeks ago, thinking there might be a short piece to accompany it. And this morning, there it was. Thank you again, Diana. 🙂

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  2. patriciaruthsusan March 20, 2017 / 11:05 am

    This has a poetic feel about it, Steven. It fits perfectly with the picture. 😦 — Suzanne

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    • Steven Baird March 20, 2017 / 11:08 am

      Thank you. The photo was taken a couple of weeks ago and I was waiting for something to accompany it. I think it works. 🙂

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  3. dancingpalmtrees April 7, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    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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    • Steven Baird April 7, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      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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      • dancingpalmtrees April 7, 2017 / 9:22 pm

        You’re Welcome! My Pleasure!! Hope that you will expand the story. Looking forward to reading more. 🙂 😀

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  4. Steven Baird April 7, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I wasn’t planning to, but may have to rethink it now due to the info you gave me. 🙂

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