Stories tagged “CHANGE”

  • Between Greed and the Mask (poem)

    In the darkness when man does sleep

    and a pallid moon is the only company he keeps

    the waves are calm, the silence deep,

    but in his dreaming heart is only greed.

    Our candles burn low crying tears of soft wax

    but we rejoice for it is our time at last.


    Posted 5 years ago
  • Gypsy Magic

    "Which couple will brave the journey?" the gypsy matriarch asked her captive audience. She had bespoken a spell and sand rose like smoke and drifted towards me and the one that I wished was my partner.

    The spell was listening to my heart, but if I let it…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • Respawn (22/22)

    She looks at the clock. "Is that the time, already?"

    I see what she means. "4:58." I turn to her. "So, I guess we need to find dinner. Do you know any Korean?"

    "I know 15 languages." She seems quite proud of herself. I don't blame her. "It seems I'm not…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • A Gulf of Ruby Sunshine

    My best friend works on a tugboat out in the gulf pushing barges loaded with tens of thousands of tons of raw materials.

    I was having a rough day eight hundred miles away on dry land seven hundred feet above sea level.

    Work was tiring, my children were…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Forgiveness

    I sat high up on the cliff. The Dragon and his Rider had departed for the day far off over the sea. It was cloudy the air was heavy with moisture. Fog clung to the crags between the sea and my perch above.

    That's when it hit me. I'd run deep into the fog…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Fake

    I watched the Dragon and his Rider ascend every morning as they set off on missions, having untold and unseen adventures together. Bards began singing their tales in the tavern at night where the whole village would gather after their return every evening…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Listen To Your Aunt Meg

    I handed my coupon to the receptionist who showed me to a room. I'd never visited a spa and was grateful for the privacy to undress and don the fluffy white towel that barely covered my vulnerability for the next 2 hours.

    Dear Janey

    I entered the saun…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Breakout

    There is a journal where I laboriously wrote what she did and how it made me feel. Torn in two, because I admired her and wanted to continue to learn from her, yet she held me in her control and made me think and do things contrary to my soul.

    I wrote to…

    Posted 6 years ago
  • Heartbeats

    Happiness is.

    Not a moment,

    but collective feeling.

    You can't pick it up,

    unless it has a heartbeat.

    You can't define it, because

    it is ever-changing.

    It's a feeling that comes when you close your eyes

    and receive a kiss unexpectedly.

    It is also a box wi…

    Posted 7 years ago