*knock knock* Amanda looked up from the sink as someone knocked at her door. It had been a lazy summer afternoon, and she had just finished cleaning up her lunch dishes when the unexpected visitor arrived. She quickly wiped her hands on a towel and answered the door. "Hi. You don't know me very well, … Continue reading Meet the Neighbors
The legend of the Tooth Fairy like you've never heard it before!
"Daddy, where's my face?" It's behind that bottle, dear. "Daddy, where's my face?" Now it's hid behind your ear. "Daddy, where's my face?" Up upon the mantlepiece. "Daddy, where's my face?" Now it's underneath the fleece. "Daddy, where's my face?" Safe within my memory. "Daddy, where's my face?" It's nowhere that I can see. "Daddy, … Continue reading “Daddy, Where’s My Face?”
They came for us in the night with slender fingers that gripped our arms and escorted us to a new location. Large eyes shone with the knowledge of centuries as they laid us on tables that descended from pristine ceilings. The air was neither cold, nor warm, and we had no concerns about our lack … Continue reading An Encounter
Nick is the shadow behind the fear. He opens doors for me before I even knew I needed them opened, but where would he be when it's time to shut those doors? The endless stream of liquor and cigarettes came through anonymous packages that held Nick's scent. My clients whispered his name as they flowed … Continue reading Nick
Ghost towns have always been eerie, but this one took the cake. Dead eyes peered through broken windows and stared at the shiny red convertible as it came to a gentle stop in the middle of town. It contained two passengers, Kimberly and Charlie, who were on their way home for summer vacation. Charlie stepped … Continue reading Ghost Town
Monsters in the eyes of men Who haunt these hallowed halls Chanting out a false amen While the angels start to fall Who haunt these hallowed halls Where demons dare not tread While the angels start to fall From their heavenly bed Where the demons dare not tread Nor speak of what’s arrived From its … Continue reading A Pantoum of Shadows