The following was an my entry in the 2015 Iron Writer Challenge. Elements included: A heavy metal song, A priest, and picture of someone looking up out of a grave. “Now I lay me down to sleep…” The preacher launched into a new prayer. James thought the service should have been over by now. Several ofContinue reading “A View From Below”
She’d stumbled upon it as a schoolgirl. She’d been running through the forest outside of town to escape the girls who hounded her at school. She’d run until the tears had stopped then kept going until her lungs hurt. Then she’d run even further. She had no idea how long she’d been running but sheContinue reading “Dogwood”
The stone floor was cold against the boy’s knee, pressing against the bone, reminding him of its presence. Lightning flashed through the cathedral’s stained glass windows, followed shortly by thunder’s throaty growl. He let loose a sob, hoping the rumble would drown his cry. An aged priest, shriveled and grayed, loomed over the boy asContinue reading “Simmon”
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