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

Infernal

“The fire-breather had three lives in total. One for discovery, one for degradation, and one for redemption.”
Infernal by @joycechuawrites
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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

Assignment

What sounded like the final crackle of the firewood drowned with the waves and ocean breeze. Brianne hasn’t said more than a few pleasantries since the last of the Clan’s core members arrived about 15 minutes ago. The night sky, navy and unchanging, hung over them, the rhythm of waves permeating the background, at least … More Assignment

We Met on Memory Lane

The Memory Lane gang was named after the road on which they all first met. Their encounter certainly wasn’t by any sort of intention, for the five of them couldn’t be more different. As it were, their fates entwined that sweltering afternoon on Memory Lane, just a ten-minute drive from the university dorm. It might … More We Met on Memory Lane

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

Hitman

*Muses Note: This week’s story is by our returning guest writer, J.M. Whitty. You can read more of her stories here* He had been tailing his mark for months. Silently watching her every move from a safe but measured distance – if he could track her. He was perched high in a tree resting his … More Hitman