777 Writer’s Challenge

The 777 Writer’s Challenge I was recently challenged by blogger Randstein at Hyperion Sturm. His blog is subtitled “The Titan’s Lament”. Thank you very much for this nomination, Randstein! :) He is a fellow dreamer who writes intoxicating stories with vivid language and cool plot. You really need to read his blog story named Return of the Dragons. His writing […]

The Suicides, Part Twelve

New York City, August 1892 White hot awareness chased away the comforting darkness. Shadowy human figures floated around me, some whispered, some cried, and others grunted terrible words. A subtle, female voice fought her way past the ghastly voices. “Alfred?” “Go away,” I groaned. “Kill me if I’m not dead.” “Alfred!” Nostalgia mixed with my suffocating sadness. My stomach […]

The Dreamer’s Dreamworld

Most very young children are quite imaginative, but dreamers never give up their strong desire to imagine. When I was around three years old, I would swing on the swings and imagine that I was somewhere else, talking with people who did not exist. To this day, I still gravitate to a swing set so that […]

The Suicides, Part Seven

Damp air clung to my dewy skin in an uncomfortable blanket as I stepped alongside Sarah through the long grass. The full moon’s light provided us with a less than sinister ambience, but it did little to ease my nerves. “No dew yet,” said Sarah. “It will likely storm by the morning.” “Fitting,” I muttered. A choir of crickets and toads chirped […]

The Suicides, Part Four

Flames rose and twirled through the air before dropping into the capable hands of a blue-skinned man dressed in a yellow suit. I watched the flame thrower for the better part of an hour, ignoring those who brushed past me with their friends, children, or lovers. Dancing black stars filled my vision when I looked away from his performance at […]