It was traditional, not to say required, to be married before the stones. The people of the fields and drops of Little Boulding had kept to this tradition, not at all a requirement, since before anyone could remember. So of course it was expected that if they were to be married, even a goblin andContinue reading “Facing the Stones (434 Words)”
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”
Amorphous Summer’s lease is short But if he had compared her To a cloud we’d know It was true for clouds Somehow are never The same but always Changing under Under the eye And yet They are always Just the same As a Song.
Sailing Love Song (54 Words) Fly away, fly away Bird on the breeze Bring him this message My love on the seas—
Ribbons in his Hair (161 Words) Emily knew the minute she went around the corner that she was about to get an earful. “It’s that time of the year again!” said the elf. He sat as if he’d been waiting for her, his hands clenched on tree bark and his green eyes seething petulant fire.Continue reading “Ribbons in his Hair”
It’s the Eyes (99 Words) There was no mistaking her pursed lips. It was always dangerous when she frowned at her own work. But for the last week, Annie hadn’t looked at her sketchbook any other way. He asked what was the matter. It was an innocent question. He didn’t expect to be confronted withContinue reading “It’s the Eyes”
Banners Fly (107 Words) I like to see a banner fly Proud beneath the unfurled sky Yet all its show can’t match the glow In my dear’s dark and shining eye.
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.
Midnight Song (53 Words) Farewell, my friend, a new day’s come, With midnight so must I be gone, Like specter to his lonely grave, Now bedward go we, saints and knaves.
Flight Plan (166 Words) “How can you love dragons and be scared of planes?” It was a legitimate question. After all, planes and dragons both fly. But the very sight of the cylindrical, soon-to-be-airborne machine made Sam blanch. His hands gripped the strap of his carryon and he met his companion’s question with a sicklyContinue reading “Flight Plans”