She left this morning, and today I find myself in a field on
a trail at the end of a trail running west, and the evening is approaching.
Light glows on the horizon in tangerine and the softest of lemons, and the
light on the earth gives way to shadows stretching long toward the east and the
memory of morning.
This is the first sunset she has missed.
The light fades, but in the darkness there is a promise made
solemn, the promise set firmly in action over millennia of light and dark, of
light and dark, and the return of light. The promise of return does not include
her, and tomorrow will be the first sunrise without her, but I will hold her up
to the light, the thought of her, held up to the rising light.
Tomorrow the memory of her will greet the morning sun.
Newly Published Work! Proud to announce my publication in Canyon Voices Literary and Art Magazine. The journal’s winter issue (#18) has one of my short stories and two of my artworks inside. Thanks to Rachel Passer, one of the editors, for all of her help, and Canyon Voices for this opportunity!
Rachel’s Instagram is @rj.passer, and find Canyon Voices on Instagram here: @canyonvoiceslitmag.
One of my Urban-Fantasy flash fiction pieces will be published in Canyon Voices–the literary publication out of Arizona State University. Balance Due is scheduled for publication December 2018.
Kinney is a proper ogre, raised to follow the ogre’s code. During a chance encounter on a late-night bus through the city, Kinney meets a goblin with no sense of honor and only one thing on his beastly mind-fill his own belly. Is it any wonder Kinney should lose his patience with the creature?