UNDER MOONLIGHT

June 18, 2018

The moon, full fat, begins its sky climb by sliding up from behind the abandoned lighthouse. You survey the beach and the gentle churning of the surf. Not a living creature do you see. Are you really and truly finally safe? You take two deep breaths and step out into the open. You freeze and […]

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THE GREEN IMP’S TREASURE

June 9, 2018

The green imp, hidden away in a cave behind the crash of waterfall plunging over the highest cliff on Jagged Mountain, sat gazing at his treasure, a magic pool of broken blue green jade. The imp’s bushy eyebrows, snow white, quivered with pleasure. Otherwise, for the time being, he posed motionless. Down the mountain through […]

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MILLIE

May 23, 2018

“I’m bored,” said Millie. “Why don’t you take the elephant for a walk, or feed the cobras, or practice your potions, or cast spells? You like to cast spells. Go into the garden and cast spells,” suggested Millie’s mother, Brunna, hunched over the cauldron, busily stirring. “What garden? We don’t even have a garden,” said […]

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THE TREE OF 5 OWLS

May 7, 2018

Calinda took great pride in her status, for she was the finest seamstress in the land. Summoned to work on the Royal finery for all celebrations, grand to intimate, she moved with slow dignity with a half smile playing at her lips while Queens, princesses, ladies-in-waiting chattered hopes for fabulous gowns into her ears. So, […]

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THE VANISHING

May 1, 2018

As villages go, the village was small and sleepy. The villagers never ran. Indeed, they strolled from place to place, pausing often to converse with neighbors or to observe the bounty of nature. Benches in the fabulous rose garden were seldom unoccupied. As the village’s pride and joy, the rose garden thrived under the care […]

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FORESTER

April 14, 2018

Forester trembled. Gathering courage, he erupted screaming from behind the barn and scampered sobbing across the meadow. Vaulting the fence with a nimble twist, he took time to review his day so far. Having reviewed it, he fell heavily, and a stab of pain ran up into his face all the way from his knee. […]

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CHARM

March 21, 2018
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Pymascia, a young witch in search of a certain charm, looked down from her broom at the forest of garven trees. “Magenta root,” she muttered. Swerving left, she dove to darkness under the pale yellow garven canopy. Lightly landing, she stepped to the impressive trunk of the nearest garven tree. Wrinkled in swirls of magenta […]

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IDLE CURIOSITY

March 14, 2018

Curiosity Mowbridge paled when she saw the pink slip protruding from her time card slot. Her legs were slabs of senseless meat. No wonder she could barely drag herself home. Entering her spartan chamber, she toppled to the floor. She surveyed the dust bunnies under her cot. ‘I will clean under there in the fullness […]

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THE SNOW LADY

March 7, 2018

From the kitchen window, Grime Pertwig watched his sisters hard at work in the yard. The chains anchoring him to the wall allowed for an adequate arc of movement. Grime moved in an adequate arc to resume perching on his stool. He had no choice but to await his fate. ‘Pack more lower. Make it […]

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THE VERY STRANGE THING

February 26, 2018

The experiment went terribly wrong, and the professor quickly left on a journey to Tibet, after ordering his housekeeper, Mrs. Goody, to undertake the care of the thing. She did so reluctantly, but at her age finding another position would prove difficult. A comfortable routine developed in time. Mrs. Goody kept the bathtub filled and […]

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