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Cuttlefish Skin

Cuttlefish Skin

For Sabrina, to Her Guys.         Prana floated above the silty ocean bottom, shifting her skin color to match its color and visual texture.  She spotted a shrimp scuttling along, but she didn’t have time to stop for a snack.  Her Teacher had sent for her.       She squeezed through the narrow opening […]

A Prom Princess of Mars

A Prom Princess of Mars

      Ronnie took a deep breath.  She reminded herself that she shouldn’t be nervous.  That Jim was her best friend.  And that if she waited, stupid Kristen might ask him first and ruin everything.  "So, prom."       Jim nodded.  "The very first on Mars."       "Want to go with me?" Ronnie asked.       Jim […]

Two By Sea

Two By Sea

For Rona       Trina scraped the last can of beans into a pot and lit the sailboat’s tiny antique stove.  Alan came down the steps and shook his head.  "No fish.  Again."  He sighed.  "There should be fish."       He hung his fishing pole on its hook, under one of the harpoons that the […]

Finding Christmas

Finding Christmas

For Savannah       Angry, frozen snowflakes hissed against Derrick’s window.  Cold seeped through cracks in his Dad’s stupid, sagging house and gathered around his ankles.       He pulled his afghan off the bed and pulled it to his chin.  The scratchy yarn smelled like gingerbread and sage incense.  Like Mom.  Like home.       It […]

We Wait, and We Hope

We Wait, and We Hope

      The adults all succumb to the sleep at the same time.  Our parents slump, boneless, to the floor.  Teachers sag onto their desks, cashiers fall next to their registers, bike couriers tumble sideways and roll.  The smallest children sleep as well.  Babies curl on their mothers’ breasts, soft and warm and quiet.       […]

Feeding the Master

Feeding the Master

      Stanley initiated a standard scan and watched the numbers scroll across his screen.  "That’s not right," he muttered.  He stopped the test and restarted it.  He stared at the image on the screen.  His mind drifted.  He reached forward, and jumped when his fingers hit smooth plastic.       He shook himself.       "Captain, […]

Top of the Game

Top of the Game

  For Dylan, Kiefer and Lleyton                  I spun in a fast, uncontrolled circle, my mouth guard half-out, my visor cracked, and my own blood floating in front of me in a spray of perfectly round orbs.              Gloved hands pulled the heavy, black rubber ball out of my grip, and the other […]

Everyone’s a Winner

Everyone’s a Winner

 For Daksha and Eesha             Maya clutched her father’s hand as he wandered through the fair.  New sights, sounds, and smells bombarded her.  The scents of fried dough, powdered sugar, hot sausage, and cotton candy warred with manure, sweat, and machine oil.  All around, people barked about games, shrieked on rides, […]

Out in the Rain

Out in the Rain

      Talia picked her way through the shattered revolving door.  Singed bills fluttered in the pre-storm breeze as she ducked beneath police tape and took in the scene.       The bomb had taken out the vault door and blown half the back wall away.       It was impressive work.       She weaved between uniforms […]

To the Dawn Star

To the Dawn Star

      Sosondowah stood by the entrance to the Goddess of Dawn’s lodge and kept watch.  He watched the stars wheel overhead.  He watched the owls fly silently through the night air.  He watched for foes that he knew would never come.  The only thing he truly guarded was Dawn’s vanity.       But she was […]

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