Phoenix Rising – Chapter 6

Looking up into her young lovely face, I was reminded again of the frailty of life. The brevity of it. Chances missed. Opportunities forsaken. I was transported back in time, when I was a headstrong youthful man, full of life and dreams. Born into royalty, my father a duke with a sprawling estate and a […]

Open Book

How easily your fingers flipped through my pages, running gently along my edges, turning me over and over, highlighting all my best parts You read me like the open book I’d made myself, saw between the spaces, beneath the ink, down to who I really am, who I could be I am spread out completely […]

Coming Soon…

Dear readers, I wanted to tell you about a very important project that I have taken part in. I hope that you will consider supporting us, we the writers of We Will Not Be Silenced, a collection of writing and art shedding light on sexual harassment and abuse. I’m going to remind you here and […]

3.2.1 Quote Me! – Literature

Thanks to Rory over at A Guy Called Bloke for mentioning me. I’m supposed to leave you with two quotes about today’s topic: Literature “There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek that comes from an ancient book.” -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle “The purpose of literature is to turn […]

Phoenix Rising – Prologue

I arrived late for the conference, an oversight on my part in regards to timing the commute, traffic, and parking. Who am I kidding? I’m always late. But better late than never right? Forty-five minutes late, but still. I had awoken this morning with the feeling that something big was going to happen. My skin […]

Phoenix Rising – Chapter 7

Hauling the basket of wares and trinkets my master crafted by day on my back had me sore and sweating in the hot sun of summer but I couldn’t help but be just a little excited. Today was market day. True, the market ran twice a week, every week. But Master Jovus only sold from […]

Phoenix Rising – Chapter 11

“God damn it!” I exclaimed, twisting my ankle for the billionth time on a desert shrub root or a loose rock or whatever else my clumsy feet managed to find. Whoever said hiking was a great way to see nature can suck it. I’m not even entirely sure why I thought I should do this […]