Charlatan

He had been a charlatan all along. She knew that now and marveled at how long he had kept up the charade to begin with. Except... He never realized what she was capable of because he'd counted her out the moment he found and exploited her weakness. He didn't know that the master was about … Continue reading Charlatan

Anathema

The abhorrent nature of silence in the face of injustice was sickening to him. He had spent his life devoted to ending oppression and yet he continued to see those who would fight for the same cause elsewhere complicit in causing and ignoring it at home. They had become anathema to him. ⁂ Sammie Scribbles … Continue reading Anathema

Impervious

She stood a the top of the hill watching the eastern sky slowly lighten over the field below. She knew that it was key terrain in the coming battle and had done her best to give things the time to develop before planning her assault. The birds slowly beginning their mass knew not what the … Continue reading Impervious

Mousetrap

Mousetrap. I wanted to play mousetrap. You roll your dice, you move your nice. Nobody gets hurt. (Bob the Tomato) I've been quiet lately. I know that. I've struggled to find words to say, and not just here. But how do you find the words to express what is happening when what is happening is … Continue reading Mousetrap

Equinox

It didn't matter that the day was lengthening. Leading up to the solstice she had felt the weighted cold of dark winter to the core of her being. Granted, since the solstice she had felt the gradual increase of sunshine but the light was still largely being eclipsed. But she felt the sunshine increasing and … Continue reading Equinox

Seashore

She stood there barefooted as the wind blew cool, wet air into her face. She'd been pulled away without even realizing it to places she'd never wanted to go, and it'd taken her years to find her way back to the place where she felt the most alive... The margin where water and earth existed … Continue reading Seashore