Who put the ladder there? I’d like to know. * But there the apple and there the tree And there the child, who looks at me. *
River Road (100 words) * The running road runs like a river Through the flowers and the loam; The one road that I desire Is the road that’s running home.
Heroes Never Die (628 Words) “Brother?” Thor flinched. He knew that voice too well. He turned restlessly, trying to force it out of his head. But it was there, always there, in his heart. “Thor…” Thor’s elbow hit the TV tray. He cursed, throwing a plastic plate across the room. “Get out!” he shouted. “GoContinue reading “Heroes Never Die”
The Waking (1019 Words) He woke through stillness and cold. That waking was precarious, and came and went, like a lazy tide. But at last, consciousness impressed itself on him. He opened his eyes to the world again. Eddie breathed deep. The heavy motion almost made him cry out. His hand went instinctively to theContinue reading “The Waking”
Blue Dancing (78 Words) Dancing with you, love, Is all my delight On a fine deep blue evening When the sky is alight
The Bell That Couldn’t Ring (192 Words) One day they would have to ring the bell. It was inevitable. With the increasing attacks from the cave crawlers, it was only a matter of time before barbed and electric wire was breached and the town would be overcome. So there Peter stood in the hopes ofContinue reading “The Bell That Couldn’t Ring”
The Umbrella (175 Words) She had carried the umbrella since she was a girl. Sunshine and rain, there was the umbrella in her hand like a gentleman’s cane. And walking in a moonlight garden with her sister, there was the umbrella spread as always. Angie hadn’t seen her sister in ten years. Both of themContinue reading “The Umbrella”
There was a sudden thump. A human silhouette was plastered against the steaming shower door. Snoggle raised his head wearily, letting his fingers splay on the tile floor. The water ran little rivers down his angular back. “I told you,” he said. “You can’t scare me.” There was an audible sigh. The silhouette slumped. “It’sContinue reading “Nice Human”
Dragon Town (348 Words) For more than fifty years, every morning at eight o’ clock, Erin O’Lay had taken the dinghy around to see the dragon’s head. For much more time than that the dragon had floated on the great deep of a blue ocean. The sun had not set for some time, and whileContinue reading “Dragon Town”
Seaside Song (131 Words) Was a sailor, sailor lad Fell into the salty brine Hit his head and caught his legs In seaweed thick and tough as twine. A mermaid fair with curling hair Saw him drowning in the deep Cut him free and brought him low To her coral home for sleep.