Heads I win

It is just a penny - a common, copper one-cent piece that anyone may find on the ground on any day. Except it isn’t common. Half buried in the coarse, variegated sand, face up to show Lincoln’s stoic profile and the mint date, that coin shouldn’t be there. Urban legend holds our dearly departed can…

Beneath dark waters

Moonlight spreads across the placid landscape like warm honey, glazing bare tree branches in its saccharine, amber glow. An ancient evil swims beneath the deceptively serene waters. Small ripples stretch out across the surface as the behemoth glides toward the shore, its great maw open, skimming for tiny fish and krill. These measly morsels are…

Homesick

Light and airy, bright sunshine streamed into the atrium through a ceiling of glass and metal. Filled with towering, full-leafed trees and fragrant, blossom-covered shrubs, greenery couldn’t detract from the industrial feel of the gallery. Several benches lined the outer edge of a central courtyard, tucked under the shadow of a lush canopy of foliage.…

Skin deep beauty

Sublimely chic, seductively breathy Stylishly smug and fashionably proud The merciless type with skin deep beauty Her features flawless, her body well endowed Not a hair out-of-place, her curl flirtatious Perfectly arched eyebrows can quell any crowd She carries herself with an air of blitheness Indifferent to jealous stares, and shameless lust Like a dancer,…

Heads will roll

“What is the last thing you remember?" It was a rhetorical question. My inquisitor didn’t expect, nor want a response. Any answer was irrelevant, his asking merely a formality. The increasingly unstable rabble was impatient for the spectacle to begin. Rubbish was at the ready, repugnant missiles aimed not only at me, but also my…