I never noticed before how much a dragon resembles a giraffe. The long snout, the snaky neck — the only difference is that one has cute fuzzy markings and the other is scaly and reptilian. Oh, and the wings. As I said last night, the dragon in our backyard is friendly enough. Dejah and SummerContinue reading “Vigil”

From the North It Comes

“You have to inject yourself with a little fantasy every day in order not to die of reality.” — The Ray Bradbury Facebook page posted that quote Wednesday. So here I am at my desk, fixing to write the Great American Novel, working on a Great American Newspaper, generally doing Great American Work. I haveContinue reading “From the North It Comes”

Punch line

“Let’s just get on with it,” said the storyteller. “I’m game,” said the told. “Go ahead.” “Well,” the storyteller began, and then paused. “Very deep, very good,” the told said. “Is there more?” “You’re very impatient,” said the storyteller. “Oh, no, I’m very patient,” replied the told. “I have traveled far and wide, and IContinue reading “Punch line”

The idiot

Two men were in the middle of the street, one standing, one in a vehicle. “You’re an idiot,” said one, standing. “Are you calling me an idiot?” said the other, sitting in the parked car. “You’re an idiot,” said the standing one from the middle of the street. “Are you calling me an idiot?” saidContinue reading “The idiot”

Literally cant

The fairie looked back at the horse and grinned. “You there, horse,” said the fairie. “Have you ever seen the like?” The horse gaped. “Nope, not in this lifetime,” said the horse. And if horses could smile, this horse would have. Words can’t describe the sight, so I can only describe their reaction. Both creaturesContinue reading “Literally cant”

Man and companion

“I get tired faster than I used to,” the old man said. “I remember looking at old guys and noticing how they walked, a step at a time, kind of stiff, like everything hurt at least just a little, and lately I’ve noticed myself walking like that.” “Well, you’re old now,” said his companion. “Really?Continue reading “Man and companion”

The Princess and the Pie

Once upon a time there was this place. No one could reach the princess when she was there, so she went there often. It wasn’t that she didn’t love being a princess or serving her people; she just liked to be alone in her quiet place sometimes. It helped her think, it helped her rest,Continue reading “The Princess and the Pie”

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