The carcass looked fresh, and Vulna’s heart sank. Here in the mountains, the cries of an adult lynx fighting for its life should have carried for leagues, yet the messenger had heard nothing. He prodded the meat with a naked finger and confirmed his suspicions. Not warm, but not frozen, despite being half-buried in the deep snow.
The cold wind blows into our house and makes me tremble. No matter how many coats I wear it still makes my hair stand on end. The cold wind can’t be stopped. “Caesar, please just go to school,” my father says. “I can’t. I don’t feel well. I’m worried I’ll make everyone else sick,” I […]
Narrated by Von Boy Let me build my sandcastles all by myself, Duly withstanding the wrath of all the rest I have overlooking; the guardian angel itself Taking utmost care to oversee this test, Duly withstanding the wrath of all the rest, I watch the unforgiving winds ascend, Taking utmost care to oversee this test […]
Narrated by Ann Thornfield-Long Rain drums the windowpane; August sky, a long-term gray. We’ve looked forward to the promise of the Perseids. We settle into our own perigee—content with our trajectory in this cleft of earth— packed with all we bring: wind, wine, magic of our stars. The deluge stops at midnight, we stretch onto […]