In Flames, I Dream

Rotted maggots and glowering teeth grow from these books. They growl at me, twisted and deformed. I try to reach for the spine, but the teeth snarl, snapping and spitting at my fingertips. Something groans from inside the fireplace. I look at the flames to see them contorting into ghostly shapes–lilting sparks creeping out of […]

The Castle Paradox

Pinned, she was. But, unsure if it bled. Caught in the voice of a second knight in armour, Towering with fair hair, and so charming in his eyes— But castles aren’t for maidens, and she would rather die, Than to sit in a castle of someone else’s making, To live under rule of patriarchal undertakings. […]

Prodigious Happenings

I make my way across the grass, and my golden coated dog wags her tail against my leg. I am barefoot, not going anywhere, and the light is just the perfect warmth. Purple flowers are scattered over the lawn like grape gumdrops. I lie in them and Sunflower joins me with a contented sigh. “Look!” […]