The King and Queen

As he stood there by his writing desk, he looked over to her. There was something too familiar about the look in her eye as she was dressed by her lady’s maids. She looked back at him as she thought the same. Why hadn’t she yet seen how much like her own his eyes were?Continue reading “The King and Queen”

The Three Necessities of Truth

The alarming calls of the roosters can be heard from afar as they awaken the blacksmith’s apprentice. He is met by the amber glow of dawn, on a misty autumn morning. He wakens, and smells and hears frying meat. The roosters’ call is now joined by the squeals of pigs as they are fed theirContinue reading “The Three Necessities of Truth”

When a Girl Finds Her Power: Part 2

“Now Rebecca, try not to explode it. I know you can, but please focus on moving it two inches to the right.” Paul, Rebecca’s father said as he ran to the other side of the basement to take cover behind the weightlifting set. Rebecca, just a few weeks after graduation had made many changes. HerContinue reading “When a Girl Finds Her Power: Part 2”

The Orphaned Vampire

You asked who employs me? Well I call this individual Estrella. You might know of them as something else. The Devil goes by many names, and often is he portrayed as male, and the total embodiment of all evil. Lucifer, Day Star, Beelzebub, Morning Star, Satan. The list continues. Evil needs to exist in orderContinue reading “The Orphaned Vampire”

When do the Fae Fly?

That a child may laugh without ever having to be taught, is a beautiful thing. That a mother’s song needs no singing lessons is purity in an innocent form. The Fae are a people of great mystery, and will only spread their wings when the timing is just right. As a grown man, I canContinue reading “When do the Fae Fly?”

A Dream of Home and Hope

Evergreen are the plains of open fields and rolling hills. Across it all a warm and orange afternoon sunlight bathes the world; The traversing family is grateful. Sad is the son who longs for validation. He closes his eyes for some relief. In his slumber, he is transported to the land of sunset washed fields.Continue reading “A Dream of Home and Hope”

What Not to do With Dolls.

His name was Cody, and everyone wanted him. He was kind, funny, and always went out of his way to help anyone. He always stood up for the kids who got bullied. He was also really smart, but rarely ever did he let anyone see that side of him. Cody was very much down toContinue reading “What Not to do With Dolls.”

I am the Falling Leaf

I am ground-bound and browned as I lay on the air as I am guided to soil. My colors are my ways. My colors are my days with you. Shades of brown hold the dimensions of my culture. The yellows are the flowers, sunlight, and softness in your face when you press against my weatheredContinue reading “I am the Falling Leaf”

Does the Willow Truly Weep?

The powerful whooshing sounds of feathers were steady as the majestic mated swan couple landed on the still lake. The breeze was light and cool on this early autumn morning. The pumpkin vine was near its harvest as it tangled and wove along the open field of long grass surrounding the lake. The wise andContinue reading “Does the Willow Truly Weep?”