She wrote a letter to God, he was unlikely to read. "I was a good mom. Did as I was told. Loved your earth, used it as my home. Please. Don't let me suffer." She woke in a field of white lilies, a letter in her hand. "You will not suffer. I have another plan."
Aeron leaned forward and looked over the other alphas. Compared to them, he was rags and sheets. Their cashmere was the finest, imported from human territories like Hosckwith. Aeron fashioned a blood-stained hoodie. He took it off to be decent, but his long-sleeved year-old shirt was hardly an upgrade. “Smells like dead skunk in here.”… Continue reading Red: Chapter 3
"I had a dream. Do you dream? "We were the same. In tenth grade. "We made the waves during the day. "At night we'd bring peace. Do you sleep?" "Then, did it break? Did you wake?” "I lived my life #centuries. "Dramatized wild plots and schemes. “And you were right there with me.… Continue reading Centuries
The big-eared boy’s knuckles grazed Riley’s cheek and a frisson of excitement trembled in her fists. Knowing his intent was to knock her on her ass, she pounded her fists into his chest and face. Chest. Cheek. Chest. Cheek. She was small, five-foot-two, and normally had to jump to produce her desired affect when fighting.… Continue reading Red: Chapter 2
Cold water dripped a pool in the corner of Aeron’s cell. Ash and dirt left a grainy feeling on his tongue. When the guards didn’t bring enough water, the drip was his salvation. He’d spent several months adapting to the taste. Soon, that would be all over. Tomorrow marked a year since he was locked… Continue reading Red: Chapter 1
The #willow weeps with loss of sleep and cries into the sky. The moon hushes its whimpering leaves, while the wind wipes its eyes. "Please don't cry,"' you dare to say, from beneath its leaves. "Heaven bleeds, "its jealousy, "but you're safe with me."
Innocence-- azure like your empty sky, stained by the scarlet of a broken heart, pieced together by silver plasters, unable to hold innocence. Smoke seeps through where the cracks in your chest unveil your heart, where I swim in your new sea... of Vantablack innocence.
The sun paints the sky in hues of pinks purples. And I #love you like the sun. It reaches its #zenith straightens its crown. And I love you like its climb. It paints the night in yellow stars. Do you love me like the stars? And all the way to Mars, kid.
We start the same as we end. #Effervescent romances, knocking us so dumb we forget how to think. You waved your crimson flag proudly. I didn't notice till I was waving mine- white, like the light I thought you were. You were no salvation. We end the same as we start.
#Vestiges of us: spilled wine on dinner, candles lit, cold seeping from an open refrigerator, oven reeks of burnt Dutch apple pie. Someone's knocking. Living room decorated with sparkling glass shards from the coffee table. Someone's banging. "Anyone home?"