the guardian waits outside the door, pacing to and fro. it's deep winter and there is ice on every foot of the fence. the gates are frozen stiff, locked with clumped ice over the keyhole. the chain behind the gate is solid, immobile with the dense layer of ice. the guardian has been out in… Continue reading challenging


Paving the Way

Flash Fiction July, 20 You made magic look easy, did you know that? I'm folded over the pile of gemstones, imbuing each one with different spells as you requested me to do; a list of all that needed doing, and the spells which corresponded. It could almost have been easy, but the magic takes a… Continue reading Paving the Way

Letters to Euturpe: 1

So apparently this blog event was secretly approved. I wandered on over to the listings page looking for inspiration and hey, here was this. Welcome to Letters to Euturpe, an event I concocted one night when disillusioned and dismayed with my previous blog event. Now that it's been approved, I'm going to pretend today is Thursday… Continue reading Letters to Euturpe: 1

Stellar and Lunar, 14 January

Quick and easy tonight - I've managed to run out of time and am about to make an herbal sleepy-tea before bed. Completely forgot that today is Thursday, aka Stellar and Lunar day. While I'm thinking about it, I'd like to do an informal little poll. Do you find that having this as a weekly challenge works?… Continue reading Stellar and Lunar, 14 January

Stellar and Lunar, Returning

Okay, Lunarites, I owe you an apology. Three months ago I randomly dropped the challenge. Dropped the ball, so to speak, and did not return with it. I got caught up with all the other blogging, all the other posts, creating some kind of work-life balance, and... well, kind of forgot about Stellar and Lunar.… Continue reading Stellar and Lunar, Returning


it's a mystery. i watch online, videos of people who do extreme sport and fall, body slicing through the air to a safe landing. there's always an after video, a quick shot of someone pumped on adrenaline and grinning madly. sometimes they shake, trembling even as they give thumbs-up. i wonder what it's like. you are… Continue reading fall