Sparks

Zadie hummed. Not with her voice, but with her whole self. Her very cells seemed to thrum with activity, with energy. She had felt it since she was little, and learned long ago that not everyone’s blood sang with this same frequency. She embraced it all, every little thing, like the way the hairs on … More Sparks

Ravenous

As Louisa stumbled through the smoke and crackling trunks, she tried to keep her thoughts on happy things.  … More Ravenous

The Celestial Sisters

The two sisters were crowned with stars and fame, sitting atop their cumulus thrones. They waved to their adoring fans, tossing handfuls of glitter that rained down like stardust. One sister, on the left, was older and shone silver as the moon in deepest winter. Metallic thread spidered across her gown and down her arms, … More The Celestial Sisters

A Light in the Dark

I step away from the group and look back, gasping at the stars overhead. Even against the bright warmth of the flames, I’ve never seen the Milky Way this clear before. I can hear the waves breaking nearby, and the wind hissing through the last of the tall grass. I let out a deep sigh. … More A Light in the Dark

Satisfied

It began and ended with a breath. Deep heavy breathing in fact. According to my new client, the breathing started in the middle of the night at the foot of his bed, as if someone were standing there, watching him. He’d awoken with a start, his heart pounding, eyes straining to see in the gloom. … More Satisfied