Momentary

It was boredom that drove me.   The drugs were simply for something to do.   Acid, peyote, salvia, shrooms, they were all just things to do. I’d read Castaneda, and Huxley, and the others.   The mysticism of it passed me by, the experiences all I wanted. I was introduced to Petrie by the friend of a […]

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Legacy

“You have to help me,” she said, “We’re of the same blood.” Three in the morning and she’d shaken me awake, grinning broadly and asked if I would help her hide a body. I’d  got used to this since moving into my grandfather’s house.   She came with the territory it seemed.   She was gorgeous, pale […]

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Clear Path Forward

Often she dreamed of towers and dragonback flying and strong hands holding hers, of golden rings blazing with power and of long tracks in the wilderness that led, finally, to nowhere at all. At precisely 06:15 the screen in her apartment blared out its alarm and dragged her upright and attentive while she was still […]

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Hey, you. Yes, you!

Hey. I’m sending you an image.   It will reach you somehow. You’ve been unresponsive since we got you back from the enemy, but the doctors say your mind is active in a  dream prison they made for you.  A life so real you can’t escape it.    Reasons to stay there.   I don’t know what dream […]

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Wooden Heart

The grove of trees was secluded, and it was dark.  It was ancient and largely unknown.  And it was waiting.    The eldest of the trees held court there, squatting like a bloated tyrant with a tanglewood crown and grasping miser’s fingers raking the earth around its corpulent trunk.   Healthy things did not grow there, wholesome […]

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Beautiful Stranger

When I first became immortal I assumed it would be like being part of an exclusive club of wise and mysterious beings, roaming the earth like gods and angels.  It really isn’t.   There aren’t many of us but we keep bumping into each other.   The world becomes a dull party.  You know their jokes, stories, […]

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NSFW

It was a hot day, and the office seemed hotter than the world outside.  Despite the air conditioning she was perspiring, feeling lazy and sticky and just a little bit horny. Looking around herself, seeing that none of her co-workers were looking at her she slipped her cellphone from her purse and used her thumb […]

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The Stone and the Seven

Cannot sleep my lady?  Then draw close to the candle and listen. I will tell you a tale of the old old days there were not in fact so long ago as you would hope. The King in those days had two sons.   The eldest son, the heir was a foul creature, handsome enough to […]

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Abandoned Beauty

“He’s on his way, I’ve seen him through the eyes of owls.  Young and full of vigour,” Her voice was self-satisfied, with just a hint of lewd appreciation.“So romantic,” came the reply in gentle delicate tones of wistful contentment“Romance be damned,” the third voice was a menacing rumble, “it’s the story that draws him.  Always […]

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