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FLASH FICTION AND NON-FICTION

Hieroglyphics

THE GOLDEN ASP

 

This asp's bite would not be fatal. The priestess had assured me of that.. This asp bore in her icy veins a magic encoded in stone-carved glyphs, called forth by the priestess herself--a venom that gave life, rather than took it....

Published 2 Dec 2021 in The Elpis Pages.

Image by Micah Tindell

STORMS

 

Lightning cut across the sky like a web ceaselessly spun and respun by an insane spider. It had been hours since that first black cloud swept over the mountains, since the initial  deafening crack of thunder, since the sky tinged greenish-yellow to warn of tornadoes....

Published 25 Jan 2021 in the Pages Penned in Pandemic Collective from Kayla King Books. 

 

Ocean Rocks

ROCKS

 

Little Jackie loved rocks. He had a cardboard box full of carefully curated minerals—graphite, quartz, pyrite, jasper, chalcedony, hematite—and a scope to examine their crystal structures, the microscopic peaks and valleys that made each one unique. His shelves collected specimens plucked from the banks of streams, purloined from the depths of quarries, and combed from waves at the shore. 

Published 12 Aug 2020, Constellate Literary Magazine.

 

Forest in the Winter

THE ELVES' REBELLION

 

It is one hundred eighteen days till Christmas when Tweenee proposes the idea. “What if we just stopped working until they meet our demands?” The idea feels dangerous, and a contagious shiver runs among the elves.

 

Published 30 Sept 2020 by Feral Cat Publishers. Available on Amazon. 

SHORT STORIES

POETRY

Image by Brian McGowan

THE LAND OF MAKE-BELIEVE

 

The sun rises as it always has,

casting a golden light upon the park,

revealing creatures frozen in time... 

Published 30 Jan 2021 in Analogies & Allegories Literary Magazine. Available on Amazon.

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ONE HUNDRED SIXTY DAYS LATER

my office like Pompeii
frozen in the moment
disaster struck ... 

Published 11 Sep 2020, Poetry and Covid project

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