The Nighthawk

I stare at my winged reflection as I glide silently along the still glass of the moonlit lake, listening for the rattling hum and flutter of beetles in…

Haley Burning

I knew I was playing with fire, but since when had that stopped me? I couldn’t turn it off even if I wanted to. “Hi, Ben,” I said,…

Finding Inspiration in Nature

Creating art is a curious and beautiful synthesis of observation and imagination. Too often, we focus on what what happens within our brain-case. The common saw that one…

On Heroes and Villains

When I was in Grade Ten, I performed in a one act play. I can’t, for the life of me, remember what it was called. Checks Google. It…

Eddie’s Decision

No one fucks with Eddie. I grab the green duffel bag and stuff the small assortment of my belongings into it: a pair of jeans, a couple t-shirts…

Nightfall in the Glade

Legato and Mezzo flew as if their wings were aflame, knocking baskets of gathered berries to the forest floor far below. The twins corkscrewed their way up and…

Clouds

Jack and Jill lay on the hill, Dreaming of clouds and shapes. Jack saw rats and cute kitty cats, But Jill’s dragon helped them escape. Photo by theaucitron

Moby on the Beach

I closed my book and tossed it aside. It landed in the sand with a thump. No matter how many times I try, I just can’t get past…

Scott Woos Amy

“I would give you the moon, babe.” “It’s pretty easy to offer the impossible, Scott.” “But if I could, you know, I would.” “What about that star over…

Too Hot

Billie winced as she tiptoed across the sun-baked deck with two cold wobbly-pops in hand. “You look smokin’ hot, sweetheart,” I said, taking the beers with one hand…

Life Lessons

We make such a fuss out of things, small and unimportant. Money, things and status hold such fleeting satisfaction. In the wink of an eye, all these can…

Alpha Dreams

Dawn’s dim light glows in the porch windows. I sidle up to my girl and nuzzle her neck. She wakes and looks at me, her whiskers twitching. She…