Archive for May, 2018


I awaken, adrift in a warm, surrounding darkness, bound and restrained. I hear a pulsating sound.

In what strange circumstance do I find myself? What have I done to be so confined?

In the darkness, a light begins to dawn. With constricted movements, I struggle toward it as best I can, determined to be free.

I tire and must stop to rest, but, anxious to escape, I soon continue my efforts. The pounding noise intensifies. I am frightened but I forge ahead.

Suddenly, I remember my death but immediately begin to forget as I emerge into brightness, and am born.

 

(Originally written in 2014)

He stands in the stillness of the evening, his cloak stirring in the soft breeze. His dark eyes are gentle, his smile loving as he gazes at me. He is beautiful.

“I will love you forever,” he says, his voice low and soft.

I’ve never met anyone like him. I am afraid his love will fade and he will leave me bereft and alone.

“Will you?” I ask, not sure of going with him.

“Yes, my beloved.”

I am comforted as Death takes me by the hands and leaps on his great, white steed, and away with me, he rides.

 

(Originally written in 2014)

Sebastian and Parakeet loved each other and pledged to take vows. They found themselves enamored of Priscilla, the lieutenant from Earth.

They went to the hospital where she awaited surgery, to see her and declare their desire to court her. They took flowers and a box of chocolates.

Sebastian’s sister, Jade, was there, and cautioned, “See her but hold off on courting until after surgery. Give her time to recuperate and get used to the idea. She’ll probably accept you, Sebastian, but she’ll have doubts about Parakeet.”

Knowing this was true, Sebastian and his big, silvery, dual-sexed pledge-mate agreed.

End

(This is from the universe of  “Boucher’s World” and was originally written in 2013.)

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