Haiku – The Calm Before the Storm

The storm is patient
Pets howl at the silence
The lights flicker out…

Short Story – 100 Years

(Based on Grimms’ Sleeping Beauty) It had been only a single gasp of air that alerted her to the trouble.

Short Story – Holly, Out There

(A re-imagining of Grimm’s Rapunzel) It began with a peculiar blossom. The winter had been long and frigid and barren, but for a tiny blossoming plant outside her window.

Poem – Too Sweet

Smile, sucralose sweet; Assaultingly artificial. Eyes, whispering half truths in the dark. Mouth, filled to the brim; Spilling over with things said and not said. Glare as sharp as knives. Tongue spoiling into venom. Behind that smile, A sugary death awaits.