Enthroned beneath the islands, protected by labyrinths of limestone, the Tongue of the Water, Queen Lusca, breathed life throughout the surrounding ocean. A silvery 70 feet long, Lusca had the grace and smooth head of a shark, and the powerful mystery of a squid. Her confusion of tentacles reached out through the underwater corridors beneath … Continue reading For the Vermin
Celine always shot from the hip, her camera securely strapped to her wrist. The park was sunny and filled with interesting bodies and faces, swinging, interacting, oblivious. “Don’t take my picture!” a woman suddenly screamed, pulling her small children behind her. Celine’s heart stopped, then raced. She hadn’t been taking a picture of that family, … Continue reading A Lost Art
Side by side they sat, the sweet white heads of two common daisies, presented on the rough wooden platter that was the cracked fallen branch, split side up. “Weed or flower?” Ford wondered, poking one dead head, then the other. The one on the left was smaller, dainty, like the Lady. The one on the … Continue reading Weed or Flower?
The teen’s face hit the pavement. The girls laughed. The gfhs_fails Instagram page was a great way to unwind-- Watch 60-second videos of high school enemies and acquaintances, laugh, then share. After a long day at the Merry Farms Sweet Shack, a strawberry shortcake hut filled with forced smiles, selfies and spoiled customers, Anna and … Continue reading Epic Fail
John wiped the blood from his eyes. Shards of silicate dropped from his face back onto the mangled dashboard. Through the viewscreen, the planet’s landscape presented at an angle. Jags of spiraling magenta rock punched the swirling purple sky, the same as they did the belly of the spacecraft. John assessed the situation. The ship … Continue reading Disconnection