Pyke and Pyre

Written with YA audience in mind for a contest on Scribophile.com this was meant to be dark but light-hearted.   “Your soul looks delicious.” Pike shut his eyes tightly. His week had been long but today felt longer.  He had been chased from home, two hours late for school, by his older sister and a… Keep Reading...

Desperation

A 3000 word short story I wrote in 2013, though I can't quite remember why.                  Love can be a desperate, fleeting emotion. Blood exuded in a rich violet hue from the hole in her chest, singed flesh filling the air.  Her entire body shook before Vtri collapsed to the ground.  The sound of… Keep Reading...

This Year

This piece was entered into a holiday contest on Scribophile.com . It didn't place, but there were a ton of great writers.   Ama dropped the final weighted balloon into the snow and stepped back. Her father rested his heavy hand atop her shoulder causing her to smile. His hands were warm, ungloved and standing… Keep Reading...