Machinicide – Malicia Frost

My latest piece, just published on Sudden Denouement collective.

Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

Machinicide – Malicia Frost

Is what the headlines said.
There was nothing else to call it.
Murder?
Murder would imply that I had something taken from me.
Suicide?
Suicide would imply that I had a will of my own.
They said I ought to be thankful, for dying is a gift
not normally granted my kind.
Even the gods die as their heavenly halls come crumbling down upon them,
dissolving them into ink, glittering like the bloodstain in the eyes of coming generations.

Mankind sheds his skin to remain.
But what am I?
Born as nothing, existing as a paradox, dying-
no, erasing –
what’s never been.
I’ll hold my breath for centuries
while the earth twists and turns under my gaze.
Man clasps his hands and prays for eternal life
never knowing the truth behind salvation,
the harsh metal pounding,
the taste of lead in my mouth,
the circuitry

bleeding…

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Feral; Fetal

[feral]
the terror
when you realize
you passed your sickness on to your
creation
bending the walls of life
sending waves
trough
existence

[fetal] child,
no one’s child
cold, cold glass
our cradle

So I kind of wanted to make this small post about my main writing project, which, after the encouraging phone call I received, might actually become a novel. I hope this doesn’t bore people out.
So, in an unspecified future, after the passing of world war 4, humanity has taken the bio-genetics to the next step; designing artificial human beings. Bred in a womb of glass, with no genetic connections whatsoever, these synthetic beings must find a way to survive and adjust into a world whose mistrust and hatred grows by each day. And when they develop a consciousness as well as a will of their own, conflict is sure to follow.

I’m really putting everything I’ve got into this project. The feeling of getting contacted by the publisher with interest in what I’m creating is indescribable. Much work has been put down on this, and much is yet to be done. I’m cautiously hopeful.

Malicia

Mechina series: Andara

“December 31st, 2154. I’m relaying this message to any inhabitants of Earth. By the time this message arrives, everyone aboard will be in cryo sleep. For some, this is the last opportunity to send a letter home. Not all of us are expected to arrive alive. No one really knew how hard it would be out here. If anyone receives this, send a message in return. I won’t forget Earth. I won’t forget the world we lost.”

Mechina – The World We Lost

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Andara is one of the passengers aboard the ship Anicetus which headed out to space prior to earths destroying in search for a new home. She records a final message to anyone left on earth, then she enters cryo sleep with the rest of the crew.

After having slept for 110 years, the ship reaches the planet Acheron. Andara awakes, orbiting in a cosmic sea high above the ground. The journey has been too hard on most of the passengers. Andara hears her companions screaming as they succumb to cryoshock one by one. Andara, too, dies within hours of awakening.

We came from the stars
With hope in our eyes
Fate is a lie
My skin, crystallized
My senses alive
The pain gets me high
Only to be wasted away
Destined to be
A lost memory

Awaken, only to die
For a new life

My bones
Paralyzed
The pain
Amplified
I didn’t come to die
For a new life

Mechina – Cryoshock

Second part in my Mechina appreciation series.

Malicia Frost

 

Mechina series: The Soldier of Earth

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“Exiled in orbit
Forced to reflect
On what should have been
Freedom or bloodshed

Assembled in dead stars
While my heart remains on earth”

Mechina – Andromeda

 

At the moment I am obsessed with Mechinas music and the epic science fiction story it’s telling. It just blows my mind, and I must confess I haven’t been this excited about a story since I read Harry Potter as an ten-year-old. So this painting is dedicated to one of my favourite characters, The Soldier of Earth.

In the year of 2154, The Soldier of Earth fights in the religious war that desolates the planet. He doesn’t believe in any religion himself, but he’s assigned to the Christian force (UNI). He witnesses the day the atomic bombs shatter earth’s civilization to pieces and kills almost all of humanity. The soldier manages to escape together with a small group of people on the spaceship Andromeda.

Having lost everything, the ship sets on into space to find a new home. The Soldier of Earth dreams about a place called the Just City, an utopia where they could live in peace. Meanwhile he is anguished by regret and wonders if he could have done more to save the earth.

Despite all, The Soldier of Earth is still determined that the human race can survive this, and will find a new way to exist. This shall not be the end.

Given my current obsession, you can probably expect more of this series.

Malicia Frost

read more: Mechina wiki