Irrational fears These questions are mysteries Simple, frightening Nightmares of folly Incapacitating dreams I cannot see through The deep dark unknown Making monsters from shadows Outside the window Tapping, tap tapping The bogey man in hiding Lurking with his axe A hungry spirit A child’s feet step lightly down On the bedroom floor Bladder full, […]Read more "Nightmare II"
The boy dreams, quiet Legs crossed, sitting on the curb Awake, head in hands Eyes open, searching Looks beyond the passing cars Past the rumbling noise Through the darkened shroud Into a different world Cloistered and alone Reason and terror War machines scream through the night The echoes of crows Enveloped […]Read more "Nightmare"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 315, November 11th, 2017 Chapter One: Genetic Many things united the people of the Empire; language, cult, custom. Fear and hope were among the most powerful forces establishing both mutuality and commonality throughout the worlds. Nevertheless, the children of […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-four, Loyalties, Collected Chapters"
I had a vision Approaching the infinite Together with you Trembling and in love Humbled by your grace, constant The vision we shared Possibilities Visions of eternal life Reflected in you I had a vision Poised on the head of a pin Angels gathering Slip the grip of fear The heart’s […]Read more "Vision"
Today is Veteran’s Day, November 11th. I am a veteran, as is my father, and some few of my friends (very few). From the end of World War I, until 1954, we celebrated this day as Armistice Day, as a remembrance of that moment in that first great-global conflict, when the fighting stopped […]Read more "Veteran’s Day"
36 Servant, 37 Bureaucrat, 38 General, 39 Priest, 40 Faith, 41 Tradition, 42 Fear Emergence 2.0: Section Six, The Empire Part Thirty-six, Servant Collected Chapters 01 The Oppressed 02 The Suppressed 03 The Repressed 04 The Depressed 05 Hostage 06 Victim 07 Convert #Emergence #SuperShortFiction #365SciFi #55Words Like it, Follow it, […]Read more "Emergence: Section Six, The Empire; Collected Parts, XXXVI – XLII"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 302, October 29th, 2017 Chapter One: Loss The prevailing view of life afflicting the masses, and preached fervently among the worlds was this: desire is the cause of all suffering. The faithful were reminded of this daily. Suffering was […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty-two, Fear, Collected Chapters"