Where we end up

It was early in the morning when the grand Shaman came to fetch him. The morning sun had barely peaked above the horizon, painting the lower sky hues of purples and pinks fading into the dark blue star-covered night. Early rays of sunshine kissed the branches of the weeping willows, casting infantile shadows upon theContinue reading “Where we end up”

Lies Among the Stars Ch. 2: Those that Judge

Lila had spent the better half of her morning scrubbing eggs off her door and the carpet. Since she didn’t have cleaning supplies, she took thin brown paper towels from the shared bathroom to slowly soak up the mess, until she had a mountain next to her feet.  When she felt she had cleaned asContinue reading “Lies Among the Stars Ch. 2: Those that Judge”

Lies Among the Stars Ch. 1: Those that Say Nothing

It was a few days before the start of the semester for Michigan State University, where the crisp air of fall threatened the leaves and wind of warm summer days. Lila’s dorm room curtains tapered out of the small window, the flap of the curled fabric wrapping itself around the ledge, in and out, inContinue reading “Lies Among the Stars Ch. 1: Those that Say Nothing”

Prologue: Lies Among the Stars

The hallways leaned together, the walls a blur where the brick met tile, and where the wall met the floor. The sound of the high pitched siren echoed in the space untouched by the wavering walls, the unending ring slurred across the imitation lanterns. The sound of packing students was but a silence to oneContinue reading “Prologue: Lies Among the Stars”

Children Forgotten

A Deer The rustling sounds stilled her, drawing her eye line between the wilting and sorrowful leaves drenched in sunlight grasping onto eschew branches.  The brush was almost too thick to peer through, but she caught the movement of antlers stretched into the sky above; white like milk, clear against the green. A deer’s faceContinue reading “Children Forgotten”