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

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

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