Pilot Error

He swung open the closet door next to his bed and stared with soft eyes at a wooden box enshrined in emptiness on a shelf all by itself.  The grain was coarse and golden and felt like it would splinter when he ran his fingertips along its surface.  So, he ran them gently, as if … Continue reading Pilot Error

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The Ashes of Pyrrhus

The Shoahn'Tu sun fell in crystalline shards of heat and light that splashed against the ground and rippled across the land in shimmering waves that would only be quelled in the deep quiet of long night. But night was a long time away and so much would change before the orange furnace of the Shoahn' … Continue reading The Ashes of Pyrrhus

Porajmos

I still wander through the tall grasses stretching away from the back of our house down a shallow slope to a thicket of trees just in front of the train station.  Yellow flowers scattered among the shimmering green waves smile at the sky, unknowing.  It is their sturdiness of bliss I like most, and I … Continue reading Porajmos

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He had to be there at 8:00 sharp.  If he came too early, the old man wouldn't even get started.  If he got there too late, they would do a little, but the old man wouldn't really get going before visiting hours were over. There was just something about the old man's mind that demanded … Continue reading Code