From the hilltop

Looking down from atop the knoll, plain white markers, degraded by weather and time, spread out uniformly like a well-practiced parade regiment. From where I stand, the speckled fields stretch toward the horizon. Each generation, each year, each day, each hour the sward fills with more and more dead. No flowers are left by the grave […]

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Ivy window

Will you risk it all for me? Will you scale my ivy walls hoping to find my window open, and accept my invitation to enter a secret world I offer to very few? I can show you things you’ve never seen before, could never imagined. No fairytale, no myth, nor fantasy is as incredible as […]

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100 Word Challenge: Risk

Had a bit of a cultural weekend, and did things I have never done before, and things I will try again. On Saturday, I went to a crawfish boil. Depending on where you’re from, it’s “crawfish,” “crayfish,” or “mud bugs.” Whatever you call them, they are a lot of work to eat. I’ve had crawfish […]

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The Dark Day

The whole village gathered at the shore. Even the Old came, some walked on their own while others were carried to the seaside in palanquins. Whispers seeped through the village that a few of the Old were alive when The Dark Day ended more than 100 years ago. A mixture of fear and anticipation flowed […]

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Let us dance

A troupe of small, vintage, artist models, manipulated into a macabre ballet, meticulous in detail, danced across a makeshift stage on top of a yard sale occasional table. Arms bowed, legs extended, bodies were frozen in eerie arabesques. Effigies twisted into poses of grace and elegance, black magic victims, some oceans apart, in the throes […]

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