Santa’s Place

Santa’s Place

Fourteen fresh pairs of eyes stared up at the plump figure in red. Miss Molly gazed down at them with wild enthusiasm. She’d spent the entire week since decorating the classroom for Christmas and selecting appropriate music. None of the other teachers went to so much...
Pumpkinheart

Pumpkinheart

The smell of burning birch accompanied the colorful leaves as they scampered down the street among the excited children. The sun was set, the sky overcast, and the streetlights created streaks of light in the fall night. There was a fine mist in the cool air that kept...
After the Black Feather Funeral

After the Black Feather Funeral

“What did Papa say to you, honey? About the black birdies?” She couldn’t be sure what the little boy had said and she needed to hear it again. But Charlie was barely three. He didn’t always respond the way she wanted. “Bye-bye, Papa. I say bye-bye!” He...
The Marriage Quarters

The Marriage Quarters

-UNITY- As Joshur got dressed, she was much more afraid than she’d expected.   Although she had taken on a female identity and normally dressed like a woman, she had different plans today. She was a cendant and her old body was neither male or female. She...
The Estima Rub

The Estima Rub

Carol was in the shower when she discovered the words written on her skin. They were on her side beneath her arm, written in black sharpie. Dirty cooze. She stood there, staring at it, her face scrunched up in shock and confusion. She wasn’t quite done in the...
Silverblind in Softcore

Silverblind in Softcore

“I’m scared, Sukari. Everything is going black. There are power outages everywhere.” She could see it from where she was, in the blue glow of her screens. The visualizations had been showing dark spots in the grid for hours. She’d started trying to reach...