Monthly Archives: May 2017

tea leaves stewing in bitterness

machine-gun police peppering the streets why, this zephyr seeks revelation! I skirt the issue play catch as you like an electron waves goodbye an ex to grind beneath my heel ex machina both god and the devil logically tea leaves … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: Epilogue

Their parting, at the edge of the forest, was wordless, both afraid to admit that this was the end, a parting of ways. Lisa kissed the tears from Kari’s cheeks and wrenched herself away, feeling she had left her heart … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 12. The Silver Queen

“Mama?” She hadn’t changed at all, except for her hair that had once been black and straight but was now an effusion of silver curls. “Kari,” she said, and strode towards her. Kari surrendered to her mother’s embrace, to the … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 11. The Oracle

“Oracle!” they cried, flying ahead and whirling about the old woman. She smiled as she greeted each by name: “Acorn. Ivy. Bluebell. Honeysuckle.” Her face was lined with great age, but there no sense of weakness in her slender frame. … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 10. Baby Blues

Again Kari awoke in a strange place with no clear idea how she got there. “Lisa?” she called, but of her friend there was no sign. She couldn’t remember exactly what had happened, except there had been a silver knight … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 9. Dragon Slayer

At first it seemed like no more than a point of light, high in the treetops, and then it was one of many, gradually drifting closer. A firefly perhaps, or some strange species of moth with large wings that glowed … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 8. The Silver Knight

Barely had Lisa got control of her mount when Rika screamed. Up ahead, the giant limped towards her, its foul face contorted with an ugly scowl. The beast was huge – even on horseback her eyes were level with its … Continue reading

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