I wasn’t ready to start my day. I wanted to stay in bed, wrapped up in Peter, and watch the rise and fall of white cotton sheets for a little while longer. Or close my eyes and go back to dreaming. In my sweet sleep, you were sat on the beach, building sandcastles and exhalingContinue reading “From The Black Naught”
In eighteen days, I release my third book, a novella titled, For You, Rowena. I’m honored to announce that Allane Sinclair has yet again created a cover that encompasses a universe I’ve imagined and put to paper. I couldn’t ask for a better collaborator than Allane. As always, I hope my words serve justice to theContinue reading “For You, Rowena (an explanation)”
-1- Herald Saw Her Ending 11 June, 2017—Saturday Herald was lounging in the grand bay window that overlooked the flower garden when the end came calling. Curled up on the yellow seat cushions amongst a few magazines, he’d been surveying the backyard through drowsy eyes. He was a keen hunter once, ages ago inContinue reading “For You, Rowena (an excerpt)”
I’ll never forget the sight of you, dead in the garden; I couldn’t look away from your body. The blood, and the bugs crawling all over you. The blackbirds eating you up. My only love, carrion. You were the one person on this earth who knew where I lived and breathed. What am IContinue reading “Coming in August: For You, Rowena”
Sometimes I imagine myself not plummeting, but falling slowly, spiraling uncontrolled into the black; the nonentity is dizzying and cold like outer space, unsympathetic. So Dad opened the door to the dark January night. The sky was black as pitch and cloudless, the stars brilliant, perfect white dots. He picked up his suitcase, andContinue reading “Quotes by Magpie Carey”
Originally posted on Whisper and the Roar:
(Kindra) Stay the blade lodged in my back— let the tissue heal and seal the covenant. I am Woman, unrecumbent, and daggers only steel my skin. (Lois) the waters struck the cliff and there i was, chalked upon its rocky face. sharp heavy things chipped like woodpeckers, struck…
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