Double Drabbles: “Soon” and “Sempiternal”

After our ordeal Gobelen teleported us home and let us collapse on the couch. It was a nice rest until we noticed the word “soon” written in giant, smokey letters across the wall. “What is it?” Jonathan asked. “It is a note from Wathanni.” I asked, “What does it mean?” “It means I can expect... Continue Reading →

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Drabble: Proposal

Gobelen had warned us that an old enemy of his named Wathanni might come looking for him. At the time I was unconcerned. Now that I’d been encased in a pillar of charcoal, I was more concerned, and slightly frustrated that I could still hear the two of them eating and talking. “Gobelen, do you... Continue Reading →

Drabble: The Power of Alhana

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've been able to sit down and post. Part of the reason (among other things) is that I spent a few days at the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society convention in St. Louis, Missouri, where I had the opportunity to read a selection of my flash fiction... Continue Reading →

Nesrin’s Comet

When Nesrin looked into the burning rock hurtling towards her, she was grateful to have her uncountable siblings around her. One hidden one acting alone can only divert a comet with monumental effort, but a large gathering of them can manage quite easily. She heard her mother say “Wait till it comes through the clouds to... Continue Reading →

Novel Excerpt: Family

Nesrin and Ceylan walked alone through the ruins of Karatepe, as they often did when they needed to talk together as sisters. Ceylan stopped and looked at the angle of a lion statue in relation to the ocean. “I think this is where we used to watch the leviathan surface in the water.” Nesrin stopped... Continue Reading →

Narrative Poem: The Weeds on the Wall

  Centuries ago the seas concealed cities, Home to folk who prefered water to air, Who looked nearly but not fully like we. One was named Julrane, with ankle length hair Blue as the water, and eyes of light, deep green. She lived in Gulfia, near Persia, where She tended the Citadel’s flower garden. More... Continue Reading →

Snapshots of Alternatives

Jason’s roommate Jonathan nudged him awake. Looking around, Jason saw that he had fallen asleep on the couch holding a video game controller, again. He looked at his phone and saw it was 5 pm. “Great. I lost almost another full day of job searching.” “Which reminds me, the rent’s due, and I can’t afford... Continue Reading →

Wraiths of Might-Have-Beens

On Fridays Isabelle and Jason both had night class from 6 to 8:30. Their classes were in separate buildings and fairly far apart, so they didn’t actually see each other until Jason picked Isabelle up for the drive home. Considering they lived together, this short break from each other wasn’t a hardship for either sibling.... Continue Reading →

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