Freedom

Cordelia remembered a time when she'd been free. When power coursed through her veins like electricity. She also remembered how that power had been hampered, stoppered, bound. First had been her hair, braided tightly and coiled on her head, like a crown they said. Like a weight, she thought. Then…

News - Site down

You may have noticed that the site did not go down on October 28th. The electrician rescheduled for this Wednesday. So the site will be down Wednesday and Thursday for certain. We're not sure what time it will be up on Friday. Thank you for your patience! The good news…

Djinni in a Bottle

"I am the Djinn of the... that's not a bottle." The djinn peered at the slumped glass vase he had materialized out of. "Uh, parts of it were." Becca stood there in ash and sweat stained overalls, hair back in a ponytail, polishing cloth in her…

A Helpful Haunting

"I think I'm haunted." Lacey stared at Mags after they made that statement, then blinked. "By what?" Lacey sipped her mocha. The two of them worked in a coffee shop near the college. It was an odd lull, probably because there was a protest on campus,…

Lorelei

"Why is this my fault again?" Lorelei sat on the edge of the Rhine, glaring at the poet who sat on the bank above her. "You're a Siren, a temptress who lures men to their doom." The poet blinked at her. "Heinrich, you're sitting right…

The Unicorn

Trigger warning: Allusions to child sexual abuse Did he hurt you? Evie looked up at the massive creature stepping into the clearing, a dappled-grey draft horse with a thickly spiralling horn of grey, black and ivory that looked wicked sharp, and fanged teeth where a horse's would be flat. "…

Marguerite

"What would you have me do?" Marguerite turned toward the well-meaning young woman, with her nice clothes, soft hands, and gentle voice. "Shall I quit my job? Then where would the money to support us come from, and who would patrol the streets at night?" She…

Ophelia

For Arlene Medder For Arlene Medder Once Hamlet had stalked off, Ophelia focused her eyes, but remained floating until she was certain he'd gone. She righted herself as quietly as possible, cursing her waterlogged gown as she climbed up the bank, hissing oaths. Finally free of the water, she crept…

Quick Note

So, we're getting the house re-wired, and since this is hosted on my housemate's servers, this means that we will be down for at least a few days starting October 28th. We love our house, but it's like 100 years old, and I doubt the wiring's been updated since the…

Vengeance

Serious trigger warning for really squicky descriptions of violence against women and misogyny. "Why do you do it?" The woman, Minnie, blinked at the Detective a decade or more younger than she looked, not long promoted she guessed. Looking to make a name for himself. "You don't…