To fight another day

To fight another day

What has come before... A bead of blood sat precariously on the corner of her mouth. With a slow, deliberate motion Josiephine licked the drop off with the merest tip of her tongue then dabbed at her lip with a callused thumb to make sure she got the last of it. The gathered tormentors dropped [...]

Heart of stone

Heart of stone

Singing in the old language, her incantation swirled around the cabin, mingling with dirty smoke rising from the brazier, changing the vapor from grey to putrid yellow. It wasn’t simply the tune she sang, it was the rise and fall of her voice, the intonation of each word. It was how she would elide through [...]

Troll bridge

Troll bridge

There is magic in the world - rainbows and hummingbirds, fireflies and shooting stars. Angels live among us, guardians watching over us, keeping us safe, leading us through the darkness. Kindness still opens sealed doors and moves mountains. A sweet kiss turns frogs into princes, and awakens sleeping princesses. Spells are conjured with words like, [...]