Thin Places

Image by Richard Reid from Pixabay A door has shut without recourse,now flung aside I bleed out redmy footing gone, my vision’s fledunseen by those without remorse. Each painful breath inflames my heart,I try to speak but silence mocksas spastic legs and crooked socksdeny my dreams now torn apart. For those who see beyond the night,my worth … Continue reading Thin Places

Land Of The Living Skies

Photo by v2osk on Unsplash Rolling prairie is not barren tundra,devoid of life be it flora or fauna.The vast open grasslands beckoncalling to the wild inside us all. Gopher heads peer out from holes,watching antelope jump and play.Buffalo roam the open countryor hunker in tree-shaded sloughs Vibrant life in golden fields of wheat,echoed in the hawk’s piercing … Continue reading Land Of The Living Skies

The Welkin: WingLeader

Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash Edel landed on the ledge and Halley slowly dismounted. Every bone in her body ached. Two turns ago, at first light, they had taken to the skies with their WatchWing. It felt like two cycles ago. Time does not change, though I too am weary. My poor wings feel like we’ve … Continue reading The Welkin: WingLeader

The Welkin: Linked

Photo by Omer Salom on Unsplash The next half turn passed by in a blur for Halley. Silon and Antel’s behaviour in training was not as overt as it had been with Fargo, but that made it easier to conceal. The three faced their last test. Halley knew her individual maneuvers were flawless as she exited out … Continue reading The Welkin: Linked

Fire Within

Photo by Shoeb Khatib on Unsplash Flames,of orange and redflicker, twist, dip, and bow ina mysteriouscounterpoint dancetiptoeing on edge asmusic orchestratesin staccato fashioncrackles, pops, and snapspunctuate the ancient dancemesmerizing human eyes. Read more... This is my newest poem which explores the literal world and the inner world in two separate stanzas.

The Welkin: Challenge

Photo by Tevin Trinh on Unsplash Fargo’s fear was tangible as he disappeared down the stone stairs.  Halley registered his retreat, but Auger was gazing at her, and she was in complete awe. She had never seen an Aigle. As a Fledgling, she’d read the legends and fables, but seeing the real thing was something … Continue reading The Welkin: Challenge

The Welkin: Freefall

Photo by Susanne Karl on Unsplash The other Novices disappeared quickly, confirming Halley’s suspicion that their parents were from the Air. Fargo stood a little off to her right, looking as confused as she felt.  “Novice Halley, you will follow me,” the Elder ordered. As she rushed to catch up, she glanced over her shoulder … Continue reading The Welkin: Freefall

The Welkin: Chosen

Photo by Bhumil Chheda on Unsplash This is the first part of a new serial fantasy fiction series I'm writing. Here is a random snippet for you and the link to the site, so you can read the whole thing. “Fear is a waste of emotion, a distraction. I will not give it place,” she … Continue reading The Welkin: Chosen

Collateral Damage

This is a new poem that I wrote after all the events and fallout of Covid had taken its toll one day last week. I realized that I had an opportunity to speak for every person who battles chronic illnesses and/or disability. The words flowed out into a raw, emotional poem. I put it all … Continue reading Collateral Damage

The Music Box

Photo from Unsplash After writing a number of multi-part stories for Coffee House Writers, I have decided to write true short stories again. Today my new short story has been published. I started off writing short stories of various lengths. It is a challenge to begin and end a story within the 2,000 word requirement.  … Continue reading The Music Box