The Very Sight of You

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
This morning I spoke with my son Garrett (age 20, in college, six-hour dive from here.) I’m always so proud at how confident he is. In fact I’m proud of all of his friends, and my nephew Logan, for being so confident, especially when it comes to interacting with women.…

The Diversity Deal

Originally posted on Ali Abbas:
Diversity and inclusion are wonderful when they work in your favour. In the last week, Muslims like myself have been the beneficiaries of the world’s love and understanding. At airports around the United States people with open, liberal minds have acknowledged that most of us are just ordinary folk. We…

You Wait at My Door

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
You wait at my door, Your bite still fresh, Your cries Your pleading Your banging The scratching Your love Astounds me You will not give up Fangs set Love forever I must let you in For after all Despite all Forever all I laugh I smile I let you in…

Beast of Winter

Manitou Forest, Manitoba, Canada A damn good day of hunting, Angus Kujak mused as his bloodied hands steered the truck between snow-covered pines. The antlers of his most recent kill rattled against the hood. Kujak rubbed his mutton-chop sideburns, feeling proud. Through the rearview mirror he glimpsed the pile of carcasses strapped to the flatbed. Atop…

Shadow

Originally posted on musing:
A life in the shadows was difficult, but Jimmy preferred it that way. At first it bothered him when no one took him serious. But than he relished it. They way everyone treated him, you’d think Jimmy was a homeless kid. Even his family treated him like an outcast. Jimmy’s older…

Billow of Darkness

Originally posted on poetry and then some :
A billow of darkness  hangs silent over the land Haunted by the memory of  our long lost paradise. Too tired dreams flow down  swift rolling waters, forever in chase of a world that’s departed. We’ve used our forces  and shown our might,  Acting on empty screens with eyes stoic and vacant,  We now…

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Welcome to Short Story Sunday. I’m so happy to feature this story from 17-year-old author Adelia Hoff. Thank you so much Adelia. This is a real treat. Charade by Adelia Hoff The black haired male saw her light. The white haired female saw his silhouette. His red eyes darted over her…

The Pretender – City of Zombies

Originally posted on Matthew R. Stitt:
? Eric stared up from the floor.  His head pounded.  Silver racks of milk, solidified within the plastic containers, sat waiting for customers that would never come.  A breath of putrid air rushed past him and escaped into the darkness.  Eric turned his head and the muscles in his…

The Arranged Marriage

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
The Arranged Marriage By Adelia Hoff The young woman is dolled up – an offering from one family to another. She has never seen her husband-to-be, but she loves the farmer’s son – The boy who comes from far away Whose hair is like gold and eyes are like jade.…