Wicked in the Woods

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 in Books, Short Stories | 7 Comments

A Guardian of the Angels spin-off short story. This is part 1 of 4 – 5 that will give us a snippet of Leah’s life before she arrives to Washington DC and is betrothed to Attic. Set in the early to mid 1800’s in rural Europe near the Black Forest. Wicked in the Woods (Leah’s […]

Shoe Thief

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 in Short Stories | No Comments

SHOE THIEF I needed to tell him, it was time. Well, it’d been time for over a year. Guess it was really, really time. You can do it, Rex. But with every step over the crunchy gravel toward the moon-spotlighted cabin, my bravado sunk. You could still try to do it. Or just hint at […]

Sunnyside Up

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 in Short Stories | No Comments

Sunnyside Up The egg in my hand is smooth and warm from holding it, the carton at our feet almost empty. “Look, she’s coming, aim for the driver’s door when she opens.” “We should stop,” I say. But all I get is a snort in response. The car locks slide with a beep as Lotte […]

Last Kiss

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 in Short Stories | 2 Comments

LAST KISS They take our kisses to power the city. When I was thirteen, they’d only needed three a day. At fourteen, ten. And at fifteen, twenty. Now they want to take them all. “. . . into effect 2400 hours.” After the announcement, the radio switches to jazz. I pull at the metal Klacks […]

Promise

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 in Short Stories | No Comments

Promise Salt water rushed into my mouth. The sea fought against me, choppy, cold. Treading water, one mile out from the peninsula, I coughed and cleared my lungs. It seemed nothing wanted me to get to the island, the lighthouse, to Lucas.