Under the Autumn Star: A Riddle

“Gather ye rosebuds while ye may/Old Time is still a-flying:/and this same flower that smiles to-day/to-morrow will by dying” – “To the Virgins, make much of Time,” Robert Herrick “By the pricking of my thumbs/something wicked this way comes.” The Witches in Macbeth, William Shakespeare “Kill the boy, Jon Snow. Winter is almost upon us. Kill the boy and let the man be born.” A … Continue reading Under the Autumn Star: A Riddle

A Break in the Headstone (or Loopholes in Absolute Truth)

The Witching hour is a time when supernatural beings are believed to be at their strongest. It’s generally considered to be from 3 a.m.- 4 a.m. “In some communities there is the belief that… the barrier between the world of the living and the dead is lifted.” – The Ghost Diaries on “The Witching Hour” “But if she could have looked a little further back…she would have read there a different … Continue reading A Break in the Headstone (or Loopholes in Absolute Truth)

‘Til Next Time…

via Daily Prompt: Smoke PSA: To the awesome people I volunteer with – I am not actually as gifted as you guys think. I’m just throwing that out there… “So, Safiya, how’s your French?” Actually, they call me Sofia here (and pretty much everywhere else. I learned it’s best to simplify when your name has unusual spelling). I want to say, “Well, it’s negligible to … Continue reading ‘Til Next Time…

Beware The Deadly Furniture (A One-Act Play, or perhaps a Monologue)

via Daily Prompt: Volunteer Does anyone else notice that furniture is crafty? For a group of inanimate objects, it certainly happens to leap into one’s pathway with suspicious accuracy at the most inopportune times. Like when you’re serving people at a volunteer breakfast that required you, not a morning person, to get up at 5:15 am. Cue the nefarious chairs. It’s like they can sense … Continue reading Beware The Deadly Furniture (A One-Act Play, or perhaps a Monologue)

The Forward from Miracles and Foolishness

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”  ― C.S. Lewis “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”  ― G.K. Chesterton Miracles (The Forward) I believe in … Continue reading The Forward from Miracles and Foolishness

An Excerpt from Miracles and Foolishness

Color Theory (or it really IS about the journey) yellow is for suckers red is for the weak green and blue and purple are your youth’s misguided streak orange is utterly useless pink for fools and dreams tan and mauve and violet when there’s fraying at the seams coral is just ridiculous try goldenrod in vain O – did orchid salmon firebrick not make you … Continue reading An Excerpt from Miracles and Foolishness