Sulphur & Smoke

SULPHUR & SMOKE Living in a big city means witnessing all kinds of strange things, and Paris is no exception. You get used to the eccentricities of your fellow man pretty quickly. But when this particular man stopped short in front of me with preternatural grace and a fervent grin, it set my teeth on … More Sulphur & Smoke

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

Link Salad

We wanted to kick things off this year with a roundup of our favorite recent blog posts and content from bloggers, writers, and editors we love. We hope they provide some solace, some inspiration, or maybe just a laugh or two. Let us know what you’re loving recently, or if you’ve started a new habit … More Link Salad

Pressed Flowers

*Muses’ Note: this week’s story is by a new guest author, Siria De Silva. A content warning for her story can be found at the bottom of the page.*   Of all the presents, the doll was the worst. Who gets a grown woman a doll, especially at a time like this? She would never … More Pressed Flowers

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

Link Salad!

Hello Muse seekers and word nerds! Things have been a little quiet over here on the old blog because, hey life is nuts right now, isn’t it? We hope everyone is keeping well, and if you’re looking for new blog posts to read, podcasts to listen to, or writing resources to check out, we’ve compiled … More Link Salad!

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