Mr. Rat and Lady Moth

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”

Elyse

Elyse (502 Words) “Dear heart, why do you hide yourself?” He cradled her gloved hand in both his own, his sharp face earnest. The wrappings beside him stirred in sudden discomfort, and the hand he held strained momentarily to free itself. “I don’t know,” said Elyse. “Sweet one, tell me. Or better still, let meContinue reading “Elyse”

The Proposal

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!”

The Flying Elephant

The Flying Elephant (198 Words) They say that elephants have a long memory. Daffy had the shortest memory I’ve ever seen. When we found her as a baby, premature and weak, Ehan dedicated himself to that baby elephant’s care like no fairy I know. The hours he spent mixing gallons of nourishing drink from ourContinue reading “The Flying Elephant”

Dancing on a High Wire

Dancing on a High Wire (144 Words) Maybe it was a mistake. But Chloe had been walking on a tightrope her whole life. Her parents’ kingdom prized that kind of elegant toe-stepping, and of all her siblings Chloe was the most skilled. Now she was walking that familiar “wire” again to familiar music. But itContinue reading “Dancing on a High Wire”

Carving Green

Carving Green (1061 Words) “I know that I have wronged you.” The prelude. The introduction. I have wronged you, he would say, and then—you have wronged me, too. We have both of us been like strangers to each other, when we are bound with a union that should have changed our sense to one. ThatContinue reading “Carving Green”

When Winter Comes

When Winter Comes (133 Words) When spring comes, it’s abrupt. One moment, the world is gray and biting wind, and the next the green starts to show and the birds are singing again. It’s such a curious and immediate change that it leaves me scratching my head. Where were all the birds in the winter? What were the leavesContinue reading “When Winter Comes”

Roses and Stone #writephoto

Roses and Stone (193 Words) It was all that he had left. All that he had left of a memory. For a moment he sat, turning the stone in his hands. “This is ours, Ellan. Ours forever. Mrs. Coleman said she’d give me some cuttings from her rose and we’ll plant them out front. CanContinue reading “Roses and Stone #writephoto”

Dragon Sim

Dragon Sim (200 Words) “One day,” said Michael, “they’ll invent machines that are so good they aren’t even machines anymore. Then we won’t have to do this kind of thing.” Jen glanced at her companion. He crouched on the floor of their transport while the other two trainees, across from her, looked out the windowsContinue reading “Dragon Sim”