Perfect Victim

Lisa sat, bound and gagged, the body of her fiance lying next to her. Tears dried on her cheeks, and her breath hitched. Ten or so feet away, her captor argued with the man she thought was here to rescue her over who got to kill her. While they fought,…

Just Desserts

Why do we do this?" A group of girls, young women, really, stood in front of the village elders. All of them as yet unmarked with the scars of their adulthood ritual. "We scar your faces so that men will not be overcome with lust for you."…

Lost Asset Found

Lily rode her bike down the lane toward her grandmother's house. She could feel the heat of the sun on her face, hear the buzzing of insects. Up ahead, her grandmother waved from the porch of her house, calling her name. "Lilliana! Lilliana!" Lily shook herself. Her grandmother…

Seeing

"I need you to be sure. Once you start on this path you cannot go back." The woman with the short salt and pepper hair looked Elise in the eyes. "It might be too late already, but once they know you can see them for what they…

When I was New...

"Where were you when I was new?" Molly Grue demanded of the unicorn. She knew how Molly felt, when she'd lost her dreams years, decades, centuries ago it felt. Now she walked with a cane, and no young prince would sweep her off her feet. Her children and…

Environmental Protection Act

"Mr. President, no. You cannot allow drilling in Federally Protected Wildlands." "Who are you? How did you get in here?" The leader of the free world stood, and hit the intercom button. Nothing happened. "Let me explain something to you. President Roosevelt did not form…

Sorry I didn't have a new one for you this week

And that last week's didn't post until now. Also, that we will be down again for a bit in December, since the electriian didn't schedule enough time to finish the job. So I'll do some scheduling and updating over the holiday weekend. And I'll try to get something new up…

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…