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Fiction

The Inaccessibility of Heaven

Night. A night like any other in Starhollow: the headlights of cars, small and lost between the skyscrapers; the smell of hydromel and wine wafting from those few bars still open; and above me, the distant light of the stars, a constant reminder of the inaccessibility of Heaven. I climbed the stairs to my flat, […]

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A Pale Horse

Thig crìoch air an t-saoghal ach mairidh gaol is ceòl. Come the end of the world, love and music will endure.   She sits by the water’s edge, listening for a song to prove that point. She came out here to the edge of Loch Fada to see…something. All she sees is water and hills. […]

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We Chased the Sirens

We chased the sirens for the seaspray, for the slick tang of salt on our tongues when we stood at the prow of the ship. We each christened her a different name, and the carving on the hull twisted and reshaped depending on who took the helm. Anna for young Rose; Hera when Molly gripped […]

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Burn or The Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super

Episode 1: Burning Doubts Watch Sam burn. Or sort of burn. Well, more like light up, then burn. But only his head. Whatever. Sam’s trying not to focus on the things he can’t control. Like the twenty-four people sitting in front of him, watching him impassively. Or that he’s underdressed for his audition. Or that […]

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