the cat has taken up a new spot in the window arching his head to watch the lazy swing of the Venetian blinds as afternoon breezes coax them to sway and sing a buzzing song a tidy row of tulips clings to the stone wall where the children used to build forts; father planted […]
Alfie’s mind was cast back to the moment they first met. The day his life changed forever. He had been out walking aimlessly through the fields, miles from home, when he stumbled across the car. Jessica was inside.
Luna sat by the fireplace waiting patiently when the goose bumps on her arms told her that the sleepless children had returned. She could see them from the dining room window: translucent little spirits glowing dimly in the bright moonlight. The line started at the front door and disappeared into the forest. There hadn’t been […]
All dead, all dead, Toitoi chews her lip. She ties the sash about her hand-me-down robe tighter and shoulders a log canoe into a calm sea. Salt water soaks her breeches, chafing the knobs of her knees. Bone-sore from hours of prayer at water’s edge, she finds the weight of the Ainu dugout almost too […]