Reality Takes Leave

“My dear Emiline, you simply must face the facts. Your parents were not carried off by a,” Governess Metlock waved a hand in Emiline’s direction. The white lace trim of her black satin sleeve danced in the stale air, “what did you say? Winged bear?” Emiline sat in a straight-backed chair, her feet swinging through the air. … More Reality Takes Leave

Dragon Moon

Her body twisted in the evening breeze, gown billowing from her thin frame. She moved around an empty ring of grass. The night spoke through bending trees as the young girl danced. “Tis bad luck to dance the night before the Dragon Moon.” Hissed the young girl’s father. He watched, eyes filled with scorn and … More Dragon Moon

A Gathering of Wyrms

Wind blew ice and snow against silver helms. Metal blistered against skin as the sky tore open and fell upon the shielded knights. “Callum, to the cave! They are vulnerable!” Kasia shrieked. She leapt to the side as another powerful downdraft of air iced over the rocks where she had stood. Powdered snow and chunks … More A Gathering of Wyrms

Into the Yew Wood

I’m posting this story for a Halloween flash fiction contest orchestrated by Scale it Simple. They were kind enough to invite me to participate and I hope I’ve risen to the challenge. Follow the link above to view other submissions. If you’d like to vote for your favorite submission, send an email to scaleitsimpleblog@gmail.com. Voting closes on … More Into the Yew Wood

On the Wayside

The black top waved with heat as the sun stretched beyond its zenith. White hot flashes of light reflected off the dusty windshield. Dr. Seth Beard squinted behind tinted sunglasses as he pulled his jeep off the main road and onto a sand berm. Dust curled around the jeep, shrouding the view before them. “Here we go … More On the Wayside