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Nightmare in the stars

STAR CHILD “Step away from the child.” “Why do you worry about these inferior creatures?” “Step away. I will not say it again.” Claws and fangs tore flesh, blood bathed the walls. Hot sticky drops flew from the wounds of the monstrous shapes looming over him and hit his face. He woke up, panting, sittingContinue reading “Nightmare in the stars”

PRIMARY COLORS

A TALE IN BLACK AND WHITE The flash of lightning illuminated the rain-drenched gray stones of the castle walls. The deep rolling thunder shook his bones soon after. He ran a trembling hand over his brow. Sweat and rain mixed with the dirt and mud covering him. The high wall’s stones suffered the elements forContinue reading “PRIMARY COLORS”

Stellar Gift

This short story was inspired by a thought provoking meditative artwork by @SiriOpli. I hope you enjoy it, although, I did not do justice t the haunting image she created. Humankind was on the brink of extinction. Disease ravaged countries, rich and poor alike. The most industrialized and developed countries devised cures and vaccines. However,Continue reading “Stellar Gift”

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