The Morning Sun

*Muse’s Note: This week’s story is by our fabulous returning guest writer, J.M.Whitty. You can read her other stories here.* Ana: ‘Big Brother’ by The Stephane Wrembel Trio (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)     Julia: ‘American Woman’ by The Who   Relationship: ‘L’Alba’ by Jovanotti   Julia paced on the sidewalk, stopping only to dig for her … More The Morning Sun

The Light We Cast

“No Good” cover by Hidden Citizens feat. Rånya “Tribulation” by Matt Maeson feat. VÉRITÉ “The Light We Cast” by Jessica Curry   As Leda Revik walked into the meeting room, she reached for the blaster at her hip. Her finger flexed around the trigger both for her own comfort, and to watch Jace’s eyes widen … More The Light We Cast

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

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

Lethal

She knew it would end like this. One does not train their entire life to become the greatest fencer in the kingdom without making a few enemies. She had bested them all, one man after another who claimed superiority over her simply for being male. Yet one by one they fell to her saber, her … More Lethal

The Audition

*Muses Note – This week we’re featuring a returning guest writer, J.M. Whitty. She’s a British-Canadian living in Switzerland, who writes post-apocalyptic and speculative fiction. You can find links to her other stories on our ‘About the Writers’ page*   Kristoff stood in the row, nervously waiting. He could feel the sweat dripping down his … More The Audition