Coming of Age

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The Empress is taken to the Underworld Court by the King, and she is shown to an underground house

“What is this place?” she asks herself as she sees that the streets inside this underground house are paved with solid gold, and that the courtyard had a fountain, trees, and a garden built...

Three hours pass and the phone rings again

Three hours passes and the phone rings again. A couple of rings. He opens his eyes and smiles at the caller ID. He glances at his watch. 5:46. He looks up and sighs, shaking...

Samia walked out of the house with a big smile on her face

‘Honey you must have been up most of the night’ Sally said with her hand on her chest ‘You look like something the cat dragged in’ She grinned mischievously ‘You know, like when we...

I met Roger on our first date

When I told my mom about the date, she knew that Roger had made a commitment to me. He was also trying to save his marriage. I've never forgotten his hands on my face...

The door to his room opened and the room was dark

The fire was not quite dying away and the room was quiet in spite of the little flames from within. He turned in his bed and saw the empty chair. “It’s a bed,” he...

I fell asleep again

I fell asleep again. I've been up for the past 3 days. The first day I was jittery from the obscene amounts of coffee I had drunk. The second I felt like I would...

We all have the power to train our mind

It's a skill, an art. And we need it. It is our brain, our subconscious, that keeps us safe from the terrors that lurk unseen, from the horrors that lurk within. The trick is...

Imagine you were in a dream where you were switching on the light in your room

Even if the light is on, you will still feel the bright, white, glaringly unbearable light. The power of that one switch would flip the world. To experience it, you must be aware of...

I remember one day, much short-term

I remember another day, much more long-term. I remember sitting outside at my grandparent's front door, on the steps, and watching snow come down. I remember how cool it was even though I was...

Jo looked into the mirror and saw two pairs of mirrored eyes

She looked up and into the other pair of mirrored eyes. The dark blue eyes flashed with anger and fear. "What the fuck did you do?" she heard Bongo snarl in a guttural rythym....

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The Empress is taken to the Underworld Court by the King, and she is shown to an underground house

“What is this place?” she asks herself as she sees that the streets inside this underground house are paved with solid gold, and that the courtyard had a fountain, trees, and a garden built...

It’s not dark enough for me to draw my own blood

Now, here, the silence is broken by a cawing that’s not a bird nor a crow, but an owl. The owl flies directly into the headlights. I see him, a large yellow eyed bird...

My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident

Walking to the beach with my umbrella still on top, I watched the water rippling on the rocky shore and thought to myself…I don’t belong here. I don’t fit in. I want to go...