Magic of Music

When Lyna plays for her fans the music comes to life. You can see it in their faces, as her voice flows through the audience, their eyes alight with awe as if they were shining stars, their hair practically floating, and a soft golden aura surrounding them in the warmth of her music.  Lyna loved playing music and adored her […]

The Culling – Part 2

This is the conclusion to Clever’s short story, The Culling. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can find it here. … I have my theory, but I know the other villagers will need more before they agree to fight back against the monsters. I need more information to come up with a sound plan. The creatures caught me off […]

The Culling

“I’ve been marked!”  I jolt awake at the sound of the cry. My sleep-addled brain trying to decipher if this was real. “I’ve been marked!” the voice shouts, from farther away this time as he makes his way through the village. No, no, no, no. This can’t be happening.  I pull on clothes and rush from my room. My little […]

The Long-Forgotten

The wind whispers through the dark, empty trees like a warning in a foreign language. Winter is here, and with winter comes the long-forgotten. The winter chill could mask the cold of their undead bodies as they sought a new home among the living. Their blue lips and frost-kissed hair wouldn’t stand out among the towns in the north. It […]

The Cradle

After reading the draft of WTF’s latest story, Red Eyes, I called to tell her a tale of my own. This is that story: I awoke in the dead of night with my sister sleeping peacefully beside me. I glanced around my bedroom and listened to the typical stillness of an Ohio night, permeated with the chirping of insects. Unsure […]

Red Eyes

I was maybe seven or eight, we lived on base because my father was in the military, so we had a small house. My two brother’s had their room while I shared a room with my older sister, and one night I had never been more thankful she was there.  I slept with a teddy bear and my sister said […]