Nightmare II

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, […]

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Nightmare

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 […]

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Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-four, Loyalties, Collected Chapters

  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 […]

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Vision

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 […]

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Veteran’s Day

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 […]

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Emergence: Section Six, The Empire; Collected Parts, XXXVI – XLII

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, […]

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Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty-two, Fear, Collected Chapters

  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 […]

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