May 7, 2012

Around me, the images are in flux. I did this with the vow. I had a choice to walk away and allow fate to run its course. But when the flames licked at the city and I only laid down to die, even though I was not dead and could not die. I lost what…

April 16, 2012

The aroma of old paper filled her nose. It had been a long time since she had been in here and the dim corridor was how she remembered it as a child. She needed to find answers before it was too late. The Librarian gave her a firm lipped smile. The micro-fiche machine whirred through…

April 9, 2012

“Think of all the carnage there would be,” Pete says to me as we drive down the freeway, “if a bomb like that went off.” “There’d be way too much damage. We couldn’t even get in and get the goodies out for days. Besides, the oogies would get there before we could even get close….

March 26, 2012

“Things are spelled weird in this universe,” I say, driving down the street. “Um, I don’t think that is correct even here,” Maria says, glancing up at the sign, then returns her attention to the locator. “Next right.” “These IDs look really fake. I don’t think they will work.” “Of course they are going to…

March 19, 2012

A fair has the street closed. I grumble as I cross the street to avoid the people setting up their tables with tacky handcrafted wares. I smell meat sizzling on a grill. My stomach grumbles. I swore off the food the Darkness demands. I approach the man behind a table grilling the meat. “You cannot…

March 12, 2012

The swampy water in the canal reeks, reminding me of the smells of London before the fire. I choke back the urge to vomit. I do not understand why the boys came down here; at least it is secluded. Slowly, I wade in the murky water to the culvert’s entrance. I peer in. Not far…

February 20, 2012

“It’s almost time,” she whispered in the dark tunnel. He stared out the opening and shivered, anticipating going into the frigid land. The cold air wisped toward them but did not touch them. She took his hand and they stepped outside. The snow blew around them, as they trudged through the icy carpet on the…

February 13, 2012

Everything had to be perfect. I planned for weeks. I took time off work to build the arbor and hid it behind the garage. I picked out champagne and ordered flowers. The ring sparkled magnificently in any light. I practiced my words that would surely woo her. She would be so excited and, of course,…

Daughter of Illusion

The Horror of My Life


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