“What did I…”

The fire in her head blossomed and burned. The force of the fire shoved her back, deep inside. A small cave sheltered herbthere as a storm based just outside. Lightning tumbled. Shadows danced. The fury of the storm shook her. Her body protested at the pressure in the very air. She wanted to scream, but … More “What did I…”

Flick. Clack.

Flick. He sits on the bench. A train will arrive soon. Clack. He sits trying to not think about the arriving train. He wants to board. To go home. To sleep. Flick. A lighter in his hand dances. Opens and closes. Clack. Again and again. Flick. People give him looks. Some frown. A few open … More Flick. Clack.

The Horde

Their dust swept into the lonely guard tower. He coughed and tried to tell himself the watering in his eyes was solely a result of the irritant. Their numbers were not countless, but they were far greater than one, and I e was all he had. They continued their march forward. It was slow. He … More The Horde

The Village

Once this village was ashes. All she needed was to close her eyes and she could see it again. Charred buildings moments away from toppling. That is what lived in her memory. She gripped the sword at her side to remind herself she was in the now. She was here and the village was whole … More The Village

Synthetic

The synthetic man watches. If he concentrates, he is aware of the exact number of countless computations that it takes to bring his world into focus. His ears track the sound of a ball as it bounces the distance. Somewhere inside he knows it’s rate repeat and has an estimate of the average height of … More Synthetic

The Silver Trident

Wooden columns stretched high inside the cavern. The explorer could just make out the roof they supported. He advanced, cautiously looking from side to side. He knew the treasure was somewhere hidden deep inside. He was prepared for a long search. Suddenly a loud clang echoed out. With sword half drawn the explorer pivoted. Instead … More The Silver Trident

Lightning

He watched the flashes of light. He was so close he could smell them. The boom and roar had long since turned to silence. He was battered by the shatter and thrash around him. Dark clouds tumbled overhead. Threatening him to move lest he be struck down directly. But he watched and splayed his fingers. … More Lightning

The Lizard Pirates

Their skiffs floated swiftly in the dark water. They were silent, and with no moon the large ship ahead of them would have no knowledge of their coming. Four skiffs approached. From each a pair began to climb, their clawed hands finding fast purchase into the wooden hull. What little sound they made was covered … More The Lizard Pirates

I Get Migraines

Every now and then. They come and squeeze my brain. Sinuses and eyes feel pierced. Today it was all I could do to finish work before the migraine fully blossomed. Still fighting it. Too much to do today to be out of commission. So far no nausea, so it isn’t one of the really bad … More I Get Migraines