Martians Walking the Moon (113 Words) The most common assumptions about aliens are that they are somehow our intellectual superiors. Most imagine a new race of beings with superior technological skill or medical superiority. But then again, there are others who imagine aliens are, if not our intellectual peers, perhaps more primitive than us. ThereContinue reading “Martians Walking the Moon”
Southwesterly (156 Words) There was no doubt the wind was right. It was a strong southwesterly. Even so, Marina’s hand clenched on the tiller. “You’re crazy!” she said. “There’s no way we can do this!”
Taking a Stand (99 Words) True, Aunt Cecily was older, but that didn’t necessarily make her wise. Emmy knew she was dead wrong. The hard part was saying so.
Little Light The lights were beautiful. Every year the clan gathered to see them, the mysterious glowing orbs that some said were the souls of the departed communing with them like angels. Grayse found Peepa at the top of their favorite tree. She panted as she climbed, scolding the little bird under her breath.
Once upon a time, there was a man called Job. And one day, Job bought a lottery ticket. Now, Job did not do this thing because he was a lazy or a greedy man. Job simply felt, as many do, that he should be provided for without having to labor and earn his breadContinue reading “JOB: A FAIRY TALE OF GOD, SATAN, AND US”
Mr. Rat and Lady Moth Said Mr. Rat to Lady Moth “My Lady Moth, pray don’t be wroth— Well do I know I am below Thy fair and free society— Yet of your wingèd majesty There is one thing I beg of thee; One plea I tender for my life— I beg that you willContinue reading “Mr. Rat and Lady Moth”
The Odd (139 Words) “I face odds well enough,” she said, “when they’re easy.” “Ah,” said he. “And am I easy?” “Are you odd?” They glared at each other. It was a humored glare, the irritation and resistance mixed with a joining humor.
The Proposal (909 Words) “Give it back!” “No!” “Give it—you!” “N—ah!” They fell together on the grass in an awkward tangle of limbs and laughter. Mairi caught the pendant from Ham’s fingers. She fastened it again around her neck, breathless and trying hard to be angry. “How could you?” she said. “Sneak thief!”
Time Stopper (164 Words) She made it. She reached the top of the stairs with seconds to spare. But when she reached the tower, it was empty. Anna ran back to the stairs and looked out the window. The Time Stopper was coming. “Anna?”
Egg Thief (253 Words) “You had one job,” said the fairy. “One job! Watch the nest. And did you do it?” The three trolls squinted at each other. They had watched the nest—sometimes. But they could see how from the fairy’s point-of-view, that perspective could be somewhat skewed.