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Tree of the Forest Seven Bells Turns the World Round Midnight

by on Oct 19, 2017 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

6,700 Words Thistle stepped over an upturned root that twisted from the dark, wet earth. “Your mama live near the river?” “Naw.” “Your mama live in a tree?” “Nope.” “Then what we doing?” “Mama the river and the tree.” She moved with deliberate grace, each footfall a code that unlocked...

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Aunt Dissy’s Policy Dream Book

by on Apr 4, 2017 in Short Fiction | 9 comments

7,700 Words “Want some candy?” Aunt Dissy asked when I was seven. Delighted, I thrust open my hand. “Let me see it,” she said. She grabbed my hand before I could hide it in my pocket, forced me to reveal the map that was the dark life lines of my palm. Aunt Dissy shook her head and...

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