The Waking

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”

Little Girl

Little Girl (56 Words) The aliens were sensitive to life forms, but Ji11 wasn’t a life form. She was the last thing the humans in their containment cell expected to see, carrying the codes for their release. Ji11 would never understand the relief on the captives’ faces, but she understood the pride in Mary’s quietContinue reading “Little Girl”

Amorphous

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.

Grandest Ship in the World

Grandest Ship in the World (151 Words) It wasn’t the grandest ship in the world. There was something almost artificial about its construction, like a Lego toy. But it was Jasper Day’s darling, and the staff and crew knew better than to say a single word of criticism. Near Christmastime, it was hard to keepContinue reading “Grandest Ship in the World”

Fire Arrows #writephoto

Fire Arrows (331 Words) “Why didn’t you tell me?” Sir Pedder raised his head. “Tell you?” he questioned, slowly. “Tell me that you knew my father.” The knight held the young woman’s gaze steadily. “I did not know him well,” he said. “But I remember him. He was a brave man. It was a lossContinue reading “Fire Arrows #writephoto”