Savannah (89 Words) Intro by thunder: golden eve To case live boughs made émeraude In molten, sparkling filigree— Above the rain swept roads of old.
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”
The Long Walk (154 Words) “Are we there yet?” said the littlest gnome. There was no immediate answer. The gnomes walked much as they had walked for many months, slow and patient. “No,” said the leader. “There are still miles to go yet.” The littlest gnome stumbled. She was tired, so tired. “I don’t wantContinue reading “The Long Walk”
In-Between (99 Words) The fence had stood between them since they were children. When she was little, Emmy peeked between the slats. She made up stories about the secretive boy-next-door. She decided he was magic.
Song of the Roamer (78 Words) Where are you going So far from your home What are you seeking And why do you roam
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”
Coming (133 Words) She was going to do it. She had never been more terrified in her whole life. Her old self-doubts came crowding around her. You can’t do this, you’re weak. You get tired running half a mile. Your stomach is like a rollercoaster, up and down. Think how sick you were this morning.Continue reading “Coming”
Noise (84 Words) The traffic starts At six a.m. At five o’ clock It starts again The noise and rush is no surprise The world is quiet in your eyes.
Undercover (200 Words) Casey sat with all the faded dignity of a self-crowned queen, her arm resting on the back of her plastic chair, her hat set back on her forehead at a jaunty angle. Aryn set the plate of fries and cheese in front of her with a care that was too deliberate toContinue reading “Undercover”