RT S3

Once Upon the End of Her Time

Once Upon The End of Her Time An old woman wept under the tree that watched over the grave of the only child that had returned home, for her other sons and daughters had long since drifted away to other lands. The tree showered soft leaves on her, brushing a cheek,...

Pages —- and No Sleep

Two separate pieces -- the first inspired by "Empire of Dreams," the second by "Insomnia" -- from this month's course Pages On the first page of my life-book There’s a darkness, a crowded darkness, crouched down to squeeze into sunless light.  In a wasted valley...

personal history

Personal History   My future parents were giving each other the sniff test around the time Manfred Mann’s Earth Band went to #1 with their cover of a Springsteen song, “Blinded by the Light.” This was prophecy. It had only been a few weeks since soldiers burned...

Blinkers

The new girl was a blinker, eyes opening and closing with metronomic timing, one one thousand opened, two one thousand closed, one one thousand opened, two one thousand closed, like she couldn’t decide whether to let the world in or keep the world out. What’s with...

Night Fog

The people across the way are operatives — spies. She’s too pretty to be married to such a fat man. That’s the tell. They watch me from their porch, follow me to the market, creep through my home at night. They move things. Break them. Edith’s porcelain figurines. My...

Once Upon the End of Her Time

Once Upon The End of Her Time An old woman wept under the tree that watched over the grave of the only child that had returned home, for her other sons and daughters had long since drifted away to other lands. The tree showered soft leaves on her, brushing a cheek,...

Pages —- and No Sleep

Two separate pieces -- the first inspired by "Empire of Dreams," the second by "Insomnia" -- from this month's course Pages On the first page of my life-book There’s a darkness, a crowded darkness, crouched down to squeeze into sunless light.  In a wasted valley...

personal history

Personal History   My future parents were giving each other the sniff test around the time Manfred Mann’s Earth Band went to #1 with their cover of a Springsteen song, “Blinded by the Light.” This was prophecy. It had only been a few weeks since soldiers burned...

Blinkers

The new girl was a blinker, eyes opening and closing with metronomic timing, one one thousand opened, two one thousand closed, one one thousand opened, two one thousand closed, like she couldn’t decide whether to let the world in or keep the world out. What’s with...

Night Fog

The people across the way are operatives — spies. She’s too pretty to be married to such a fat man. That’s the tell. They watch me from their porch, follow me to the market, creep through my home at night. They move things. Break them. Edith’s porcelain figurines. My...

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