Witches End

The fishnet lead of the old attic window ensnared the scrub and pines of the forest beyond the front garden, lumpen with snow. But winter’s twilit chill didn’t reach Sam. In fact, winter never reached beyond the bushes, it seemed.  The gardenias were in bloom. Ten bushes that should be dead in this climate, glowed […]

A Modern Witch

My room lies in pale darkness so much so that not even my green plants that hang in every corner of my room bring life to my lifeless room. With the rain drumming against the window to a one cat audience, I sit on my bed with unsaid and unread spells from my book. I […]

“Heidi Parker” the Fighter*

The fledgling scholar Heidi Parker was a rare child. A firefly that desired to spread her wings out. “Steady as a little preacher, free as weed,” said the mama. Grasping for air, she scaled above the lofty, sycamore trees, looking at her divided homeland. Smelling the leaves again, and again, then bearing it again; the […]