PUBLISHED: The Mirror Trials

  CLICK HERE TO READ The Mirror Trials The above link will take you to a simpler formatted, online version of my fantasy novelette in its entirety, "The Mirror Trials", that you can read free of charge. It's only about 7,000 words. If you'd like to give it a read, you'll see there is an... Continue Reading →

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Hush

A fire dances in spite of somber darkness A fetus thrives in the cramped accommodations of the womb The terminally ill continue to respire The madman's heart beats though a tempest is between his ears Will a foreteller hush even if he knows the future?

 There are None

What could I say?  What sound on or off the blue-green Earth could I possibly utter? What string or stream of words or combination of statements, questions, or figurativeness could I write for the circumstances? There are none. Is there some kind of gesture I could extend? Adjust the degree of warmth or cold in... Continue Reading →

There are Thirteen Ways to Look at a Blackbird

Sideways stranger and solitary dweller pauses at my knee I don’t move either from my cliffside seat Awareness, yes, I’m on the verge of acknowledgement, Of an amorphous, achromatic avian Apathy Therein begets a sight Shallow Surficial, skin-deep, skeletal even, Crown to throat, animated in tick-like pivots Curves to breast then flank The secondary and... Continue Reading →

Swimming with Goliaths

She swam. She swam even though they had come into the world, the abominable goliaths--having burst through the rips, the tears, and the thin spots in the floors of the seas and the fabric of the skies--and into the crowded cities. Still, she swam--and not to flee from them, mind you--her, funny enough, the only... Continue Reading →

Dominion

Find meat stuck in teeth of glaze-eyed Beasts, Of prey from some dangerless lands, Pluck out what was left from unprincipled feasts, And show them the fibrous strands. Upon seeing these, it'd cause no unease, Save for those with the conscience of rams, To dismantlers by degrees, as dutch elm disease, In unremorseful-laden hands. Find... Continue Reading →

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