He awoke screaming in the hospital bed. His right arm was restrained in a padded cuff. He couldn’t feel his left arm. He looked over, stared at his left stump and started screaming again.
Hiroko picked her way slowly through the Aokigahara forest. Go deeper, she told herself. Move quickly.
When Pete tried to move, he couldn’t because he stood on one of his tentacles. He fought panic in the unexpected darkness
Akane fought the urge to thrash impatiently, since muddying the water would only delay her transformation from fish to woman. She floated in her shallow seawater pool and waited for moonrise. The salty water was warm and calm—it would be a lovely summer night. And Isao was home, back from his annual journey to the […]
Extract from ethnographic study conducted on JB-035/4906713V from 2270-2273 USD inclusive. Cultural Responses to Planetary Constraints The planet NDUG was divinely ordained and therefore, any problems local levels of radiation pose for human life are part of the divine plan. As a result, any form of gene-splicing is rejected as being blasphemous as it attempts […]
It was dark by the time they arrived at the large detached house on the other side of town. The dog stood by Tom’s side.
Narrated by James Frederick William Rowe Spy not on witches – you have heard the tale Of fool Pelseus, who on Syrgan beach With pervert peeping espied the wild Dance of frenzied devotees of wave washed Drimius, and who like his wat’ry wife Wore naught but hair, and skin, and sky and moaned Their invocations […]
Narrated by John Reinhart here he stopped, leaned on his gnarled staff, scratched his beard, a tired old man, tired of carrying and caring four winds not at his back but his beck – north, the chill of spurned love, cold coffee, second chances spoiled west, full of promise, forgetfulness, fire, emptiness south, like summer, […]
Narrated by John Grey O Joanne my love it’s not true. It can’t be. A fetus is sealed in its jar, coiled in its pouch. 1 saw the x-ray, black and white like an old movie, and silent, so why the cries, why the water, drops and sprays and streams. Are you drowning? And the […]
At dawn, the young man with gold eyes gazes at the yellow-orange sphere rising in the turquoise sky; & crepuscular insects wake up and bathe in the soothing heat, like tourists at a pool in Key West working on a rich tropical suntan. On this sumptuous, sensuous August morning, the Earth and all its creatures […]