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Houdini’s Heart

by on Mar 3, 2015 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4195 Words Surgeons put the steel and carbon fibre hearts in them so their hearts can stop and go. How else to keep the cattle and birds, the men and women and children, from being fried by the continuous lightning strikes down on Catatumbo IV? Olwen takes an x-ray of each living thing,...

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The Second Card of the Major Arcana

by on Apr 3, 2012 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

He sits up against one of the altar stones. I move in the long shadows of marble columns. A dry wind from across the valley tosses the dangling ties of my veil, bringing more knowledge to me. My human face, framed by yards of black silk, smiles with a woman’s smile. “Excuse me,” I say,...

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