What I Meant To Say Was…

cool emerald bursts upon my lips tongue lolling, dog panting twisting into purrs and moans the baker’s hands knead white dough adding yeast and sugar, as required it’s chocolate and caramel strawberries and whipped cream raw black earth and the rain there’s crashing waves on the briny shore and the precise, measured lines swollen lids […]

3:27am (Insomnia)

It would be a mercy killing, right? I hesitate. The boy can’t be more than five. But his eyes are dead and he shows no emotion. He has been drowned and resurrected so many times I wonder how he still lives. He harbors no hope for himself and neither do I. There are scars where […]

Submissions Open

Hello there short story writers! Want to be a part of an amazing anthology project and see your story published? Raw Earth Ink is opening submissions for this year’s short story collection: Static Dreams – A Dark Anthology from Twisted Minds. Here are the rules. Genre: dark fiction, dark humor, twisted subject matter. Not allowed: […]

Radiance

Looking within, I see a vast darkness, twisting trails and hollows best left unseen. Vines wrap around my weakened ankles while my spine rattles in desperation. Looking at you, I see verdant green and a cool breeze rustling the branches. A breath of salty air fills my lungs. I inhale your scent deep inside. You […]

Microcosm

The longer I looked the more I saw Bits of grey dotted with green Green pushed to pink Pink with yellow centers Beetles skittering, flies bumbling Pollen transfers Little bits of dirt settling here, there A seed dropped, fell to its side Mouse whiskers then a sleek body Tiptoeing a paw flips a leaf over […]

Wicked Tongue

oh your wicked tongue slithers slickly across my cheeks, over my eyes and in my ear, shivers of pleasure ripple along my spine that same wicked tongue which writes ballads over my edges like gold-gilt pages, I flutter as you whisper sweet love and entice me to open myself fully, allowing you read me oh […]

Her Name Was Love

As a young woman, she moved with an easy grace and light skipping footsteps, the bloom of youth fresh upon her lovely face, her ripe firm breasts and long limber legs. The bright warm sun quickly dried the occasional rain of tears down her tender cheeks. New life seemed to spring from each narrow footprint […]