Ralphie: Chapter Three

Breathing in anxiously, Ralphie watched as the barely white coals slowly cooked the two hotdogs he had set on the grill. In truth, he had never been any good with the grill and didn’t want to admit yet that he had messed up. It would be easy to quit, place the blame on mom and […]

Ralphie: Chapter Two

Even for such a small patch of grass to call a backyard, Ralphie was usually drenched with sweat before he was through. He could only imagine how hard it would be if not for the pool and brick patio that populated the backyard. Sometimes, after mowing in that summer heat, Ralphie would jump in the […]

Ralphie: Chapter One

Everybody Wants to Rule the World softly hummed from Ralphie’s headphones. It was something chill and relaxing for him to drift off to sleep to and always had been. For as long as he could remember, Tears for Fears would rock him to sleep. As he rolled up against the wall, cold and almost as soothing […]

In the Gardens: Part Five

The brittle stars and bio-luminescent flowers swirled by in the vortex, Leura really hoped wherever the tunnels took her this time would be new. Not as though the Gardens and Ilzenor hadn’t been a pleasing departure from the norm, but she wanted to see something new. Though rarely did her vacations from the sea last […]

In the Gardens: Part Four

Leura spent many days in the Gardens, still confused as to how she had come to that location twice in such quick succession. However, she wasn’t going to question it, seeing as she had pulled off another impossible feat by running into the Ilzenor again. As it was, land folk she traded with were often […]

In the Gardens: Part One

She tossed another of the shimmering iridescent scales up to the warrior who stood on the lighthouse docks. Thunder and lightning clashed and slashed through the cloudy night sky, but still, the magic of the beacon shown true across the coast. She flicked back her silvery hair, smiling up at the swarthy, bearded man with […]