Category: Fiction

Nettie’s Downfall

Nettie lives in Bayou Sorrell on the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin. The house is nothing more than a shack put together with a rusted tin roof. In the early years before her daddy took to drinking, he added on a screened porch. Nettie… Continue Reading “Nettie’s Downfall”

The Distant heart Has Balance

The forest is lush with green velvet moss; the only sounds we hear are those of nature. Tall trees sway in the wind, leaves rustling with anticipation. The red fox and her kits come out of their den to play. There is nothing left… Continue Reading “The Distant heart Has Balance”

Limbo

I am not sure when the moment came where I ceased to be. I recall being ill, feeling feverish, and I remember my mother calling my name from far away. At that point I lost touch with reality and blacked out. Now I find… Continue Reading “Limbo”

The Weight of Being Human

I am carrying around too much trash; memories of things I’ve done and regretted. Secrets I’ve never told and heartaches too enormous to bear. Sometimes, the great bones of my life feel so heavy that all I yearn for is a deep dreamless sleep.… Continue Reading “The Weight of Being Human”

Azrael’s Grief

Bone weary, I heave a deep breath and prepare to move yet another soul from this life to the next. These days, I have no time to honor their passing. All I can manage is a short prayer of redemption before I move on… Continue Reading “Azrael’s Grief”

Meganeura Spectrumus

Once we added the dimension of time to space, things got crazy. Plants went to war with giant bees, and flying monkeys stole the moon out of the sky. Night became day and down was up. All the clocks on planet earth went haywire… Continue Reading “Meganeura Spectrumus”

Chasing Rabbits

Stella sits in her rocking chair, mesmerized by flames dancing in the stone fireplace. In front of the fire, her two old dogs Beau and Nona lay sleeping and twitching. In their dreams, they sleep with the moon and chase rabbits from star to… Continue Reading “Chasing Rabbits”

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