Parasites

               “It’s been 500 years since the pandemic started. I mean, not really 500 years, but might as well. I’m lucky, my landlord is an old lady that will not charge me for the next 6 months,” for a moment, John’s face appeared to glow. The model felt uneasy, but she brushed off the passing … Continue reading Parasites

Some Kind of Light

“Trust me, you won’t die from touching the darkness, but if you reach out for the light, you might get burned to death,” a quote scribbled in a notebook on Julio’s desk next to a bag of mushrooms. “I’m awake,” he didn’t put much effort into speaking loud enough for his roommate to hear him. … Continue reading Some Kind of Light

Guaya Bay

The waters of Guaya Bay teemed with fish, crab, and lobster. Every fisherman wanted a chance to work those waters. Few actually dared, since all the ways to get to the bay were treacherous. By sea, a horseshoe wall of jagged rocks just beneath the water made it impossible for any boat to get through. … Continue reading Guaya Bay

Primum Ash

Cars littered every road leading up to Ash. It’s a miracle this desolate place became a town at all. If you didn’t come prepared with an extra couple of gallons of gas, you’d end up litter on those roads too. John didn’t know about this place before he found it on a 1950’s map. He … Continue reading Primum Ash

The Garden of Thoughts

The first rays of sunshine poked through the crystallized gunk covering his eyes. He woke up and quickly began to tend his garden of thoughts. His roommates stumbled awake, a bit startled by the break in the morning routine. Marcos danced slowly, making waves with his hands and smiling without having a real reason for … Continue reading The Garden of Thoughts

Brick by Brick

“I’ve never seen a house like this one,” a woman in a pink jacket said, letting out puffs of warm breath on the cold cloudy day. “I built it, brick by brick, as they say,” said a tall slender man opening the front door. The house’s unique style never settled well with the neighbors. The … Continue reading Brick by Brick

The Toymaker’s Curse

If you walk down Central Street and veer towards the left, you’ll see a small, unassuming shop at the end of an alley. The old cobblestone street is lined with derelict storefronts that the city pretends are just vintage by designating them “historic” with a shiny plaque. You can’t tell the store is a toyshop, … Continue reading The Toymaker’s Curse