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Sylvie Stories – 7. All’s Well That Ends Well

Sylvie Stories – 7. All’s Well That Ends Well

“The robberies have stopped, Sylvie, and the town’s in an uproar! Tourism’s down, school needs money, rich wives feel deserted – it’s terrible.” “They think you’re the bandit, Rob.” “Well I’m not.” His desolate face slowly brightens. “But I wonder .. how hard can it be?” His blue eyes fill with hope. “Harder than you […]

Sylvie Stories – 6. Breakdown

Sylvie Stories – 6. Breakdown

“Father, I can’t continue.” I’m sitting at Father Flannagan’s kitchen table, pouring my heart out. “You’re a brilliant thief, Sylvie. You’ve brought prosperity to the town, kept the school afloat, given lonely women excitement and romance. You work hard, give your beloved detective all the glory. No wonder you’re worn out.” The good Father’s blue […]

Snared Part Two

Snared Part Two

Curses!  The Cyclopes’ King stares at me like an insect under a microscope.  The lantern I am trapped in twirls, hurling my stomach into my mouth. Savage sounds mark a scuffle. Vicious race! One of them probably spun the lantern for mischief!  The lantern abruptly flings me out. Dazed, I lie on the grimy palm […]

Madonna in Blue

Madonna in Blue

Story book Madonna, fair-haired with peachy skin and cloaked in fine blue linen to match her sparkling eyes, all illuminated by the gold of her halo. I paint a brown-skinned Mary with black hair, oiled and glossy, her peasant’s hands calloused from work. The loose-fitting dress of light brown homespun wool, dusty from carrying water […]

Nothin’ but Blue Skies from Now On

Nothin’ but Blue Skies from Now On

Zeus, Greek god of the sky, surveyed his creations from Mytikas Peak, feeling discontent at the view. He caught sight of Athena. “Come, I have a quandary.” Athena’s beautiful azure eyes met those of her father. “If you could change one thing about my creation,” said Zeus, “what would it be?” Athena, wrapped in her […]

Duncan Fraser

Duncan Fraser

When I met Duncan Fraser, I knew I would do anything he asked, even if it was wrong…even if it was reprehensible. His presence left me dazed and dim, like an opioid addict bobbing in and out of a fuzzy, murky consciousness. Even the sound of his voice dulled my will. At Duncan’s hand, I […]

The Train

The Train

She boarded the packed train and found an empty grab handle. “Hold on tight, missy, we’re in for a bumpy ride,” said the old man whose seat was aligned with her handle. Lenore, perplexed, gripped the handle tighter as she gazed into the man’s icy-blue eyes. Everything started to violently shake. A sound like roaring […]

Swedish Saga: 4. The Baby That Was Sent From Above

Swedish Saga: 4. The Baby That Was Sent From Above

“Stop crying, Mother! This is God’s will. Yes, He took Father and Brother, but He gave us Azraq. Look at these heavenly blue eyes! “I had a great dream! I saw the three of us traveling together all over the Maghreb, telling people that God Himself came to us from Heaven with the baby in […]

Eyes of the Clergy

Eyes of the Clergy

I am wrapped in a soft, white material and I can feel a wetness on my forehead. I open my eyes and see the minister, his eyes turned upwards as he recites something that I do not understand, because I do not yet know anything about speech. He then looks down into my eyes, smiles […]

Sylvie Stories – 5. The Plot Thickens

Sylvie Stories – 5. The Plot Thickens

“Sylvie, you won’t believe this!” Rob pours an avalanche of envelopes onto my desk. Letters from the school board, the mayor, adoring well-to-do women … I pretend to be astonished as he reads bits and pieces. Glad you haven’t arrested “Robin”! His donations are saving our school.Our town is thriving, thanks to the Gentleman Bandit. […]

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