It's the last day of the school year and Amalia should be ecstatic. Except she's not. Probably because her best friend is leaving town for the summer. Or maybe it has something to do with the shapeless entities following her.
My senior year in high school was a time of great awakening for me. More than ever, I was certain that I was destined to become a Great American Author if not The Greatest and sincerely believed it was only a matter of time until my star would rise. Of course, all this certainty also meant … Continue reading Bear Xing
For several minutes, Valerie stared at the light from her bedroom window, watching the light through the blinds stretching across the ceiling. She was trying to remember which direction the window faced, trying to remember which way the sun rose and which way it fell. Her bedside clock read five past seven in static red … Continue reading The Squirrel
There's a placeAt the edge of a clearing Where the ground is never dryAnd you still exist For me When the moon would begin to waxWe would sit on silver-capped grassConspiring through the nightOf great aspirations Of us Here the soil resonatesWith echoes Spoken incantations unfurling that whichWe have hidden from ourselves Here we will … Continue reading Damp Soil
There is solace in gripping with claws outstretched at the smooth slippery walls of the pit Bottom will not slow up will not approach any slower But the act of defiance in the face of that inevitable god Is sometimes enough Only there is no victory in combating what has been declared No honor in … Continue reading Descent