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Once a Heartless Child

I looked out the front door and saw our neighbor at the bottom of the steps. She was talking and laughing. “Will you ask the Lightning...

No Simple Answer

No Simple Answer “Tell me,” I ask softly, “why they say that time heals all wounds.” Chalse’s expression is thoughtful as she regards me...

Was That Better?

Was that Better? “There are days when I remember things that never happened,” I remarked. “Well, of course there are,” Mother said,...

If You Light the Sea

I left the hotel lobby where Mother was having adding cream to her coffee and walked down to the beach. I decided it felt better to take...

Unseen Lives Within the Wreckage

Unseen Lives Within Our Wreckage Mother and I are by and large city people, but morning found us on a small country lane because we do go...

Escape or Remain

Mother and I were sharing a walk and talking about how we saw the world this week. At some point our walks wind down in speed and we...

Ancient Secrets of the Undersea Children

Ancient Secrets of the Undersea Children Thinking about it, he realized that It had been years since he had walked beneath the sea,...

Tricksters of All Sizes

Mom and I were walking along the road early this morning to celebrate the dawn when we heard a small rustling of leaves, and a pair of...

On The Day We Fled

“You had better be aware that I’m not the only one they’re trying to trap here,” said the owl pensively. I remembered just now that her...

So Familiar a Gleam

We were out on an evening walk and saw the Fae lines in the sky above us, seemingly close enough to reach. Magic happens around my...

Pleiades Lost

Mother and I were walking through the cemetery, and it was either late or early depending on how you think of such things as sunrise or...

Masks and Magic

Masks and Magic Mother and I watched as the small raccoon waddled up to us and dipped his head slightly in greeting. He carried something...

Creating the Parliament

Creating the Parliament Mother and I were walking home in the reverse twilight of the early morning. We listened to the owls call to one...

Visiting the Star-Crossed

Visiting the Star-Crossed It was late, and my mother and I were out walking and enjoying the night skies and the light, whispering...

Two Weeks After

Mother and I were walking up Davis on our way back from getting frozen vodka-rose to go from Oddfellows when we saw the sun burst forth...

The Titan Sleeps

After making the journey to my father’s bedside the two of us were sadly unable to have a very brief conversation. Instead, twenty...

The Moon is Only Humoring Us

It was a softly illuminated evening. Most of the neighbors we knew by sight had confined themselves in their homes because of the plague,...

When Mers Walk

Mom and I were walking along the edge of the island when we came across some unusual tracks. I regarded the channels cut into the sand,...

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