Monthly Archives: June 2019

Untouched

  Untouched means unlived, but I hate the mess, the crowdedness, rubbing the fingerprints off with my  spit and sleeve, and still I can see them in the sun, reflecting on the computer screen, and when I weigh myself I wonder … Continue reading

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Tourmaline Visions (20)

“This is the end…beautiful friend.” The thief ran until he thought his heart would burst the path undulating and folding in front of him. Several times he thought he couldn’t make it, too far, too bewildered, too confused about which … Continue reading

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Tourmaline Visions (19)

  Her triumph was an angry towering presence, invading every element, water, air, earth, even fire. Her patience had finally bore  diseased and pestilent fruit. All those long, agonizingly slow centuries, dwelling in the dirt that was humanity. Laughing up … Continue reading

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Tourmaline Visions (18)

  The woman looked down at the ruins for a long time,   as the stone crooned its endless song.   ‘The journeys end,’ she thought…   ‘but not over.’   And she settled down in the rough grass to … Continue reading

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Tourmaline Visions (17)

   The raven took wing before knowing why, he felt the call catch and tug as he moved along and inside the barriers of air and earth. The copper tang in the wind,  ruffling through his feathers,  a distinct change from the … Continue reading

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Tourmaline Visions (16)

  The thief shut his eyes tight and clutched his cape, pulling it tight across his chest. The urchin looked at him calmly and beckoned with one  sapling arm. ‘Come farther into the forest. We need to speak without the … Continue reading

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Tourmaline Visions (15)

  “The road goes ever on…” She had read that in a book somewhere and never thought much about it. Until now. Now all she could do was think, while plodding steadily on. How are we all tangled together in … Continue reading

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Tourmaline Visions (14)

  Green. Everything was green.  His eyes slitted open, afraid of the sting of smoke and ash… but all was quiet. The thief tried to sit up but a tendril like hand, surprising in its strength, held him down. ‘Don’t … Continue reading

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Tourmaline Visions (13)

Chunks of debris were flying everywhere,  while hot smoke and flames disoriented and choked him.  The ground itself was writhing like a headless snake.  The thief tried desperately to right himself and, failing that, to drag  himself as far from the … Continue reading

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Tourmaline Visions (12)

  The tea sat before him on the table steaming gently, fragrantly, and he watched her,  moving about the room cutting cake and filling a milk jug. All normal, all pleasant. He had no intention of touching the tea. ‘Have you … Continue reading

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