Getaway

Teo left the engine running. He leaned back in the driver’s seat, keeping his chin tucked into his jacket collar. Three minutes and twenty seconds. That was how long Vincenzo said it would take. Teo glanced at the dashboard clock, but knew he wouldn’t be able to count down each second without going mad. He … More Getaway

Hekate’s Billboard

The billboard says whatever you need it to, there on the side of the road. Some people driving by are leg-crossingly desperate for a potty break, and thank their lucky stars when it displays “Next Rest Stop – 2 Miles”. Some people are nodding off at the wheel, and with the assistance of their guardian … More Hekate’s Billboard

Two Crowns of Gold

Ever onward and ever they come, One by one by one by one. Chivalrous men, knights of the realm, With sword and shield and polished helm.   They trudge across moor, fen, and field All for a glimpse of my majesty revealed. My fiery eyes and tight-curled tail, My vicious limbs adorned with scales.   … More Two Crowns of Gold

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

Two sisters, 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. The elder sister, on the left, shone silver as the moon in deepest winter. Metallic thread spidered across her gown and down her arms, and diamonds glinted in … 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