Writers Island Image Prompt

Untitled That day sunlight was still touching the crests of the distant mountains. The few people who were on the ice when it happened are maybe the lucky ones. They died quickly when the surface of the ice ruptured and the booming screams of the infernals echoed across the valley. The disturbing silence that replaced … Continue reading Writers Island Image Prompt

The Hourglass

There was an emptiness in his gaze. A hollow lack of humanity. His ancient fingers grasped at the giant hourglass on the self. With shaking hands, he took it out, and despite its monstrous size as well as his apparent fragility, he turned it over. Turning to face the poor young woman strapped to the … Continue reading The Hourglass

A Starlit Night

As I approached the swinging stranger, their momentum slowed. With each step closer they swung less and less high. Until I stood next to a small boy. He turned to me and simply pointed up at the sky. Looking up I saw the stars and then everything shifted and I was among them. Floating in … Continue reading A Starlit Night

The First Thaw

The first spring thaw had finally come. The snow and ice had all begun to melt in earnest. Two young boys ventured beyond the safety of the village and into the Direwood. They pranced along on this warm day shouting and encouraging each other to go deeper into this forbidden place. “Come on, Joseph,” called … Continue reading The First Thaw