Pieces

Motes danced in the morning's first sweltering rays. Hektor savoured two plain, poached eggs, resolving to take some home one day. His mind's eye showed his home's rituals, worlds away, mrul-filled bowls steaming. He smelled its comforting decadence. Soon. Outside, planting seedlings, Hektor trained his mind toward his Earthen students, out too, exploring, growing. He... Continue Reading →

Learning

Girl peers at alien, watches its smooth movements, long white hair shimmering in the sunset. Hens in the coop cluck wild like their party's gone wrong. Alien shows Girl how to lock the gate. There's a hen out though, and another. "Chickens," Girl points. "Ch-ck," Alien tries to form the word, it's been learning. "No,... Continue Reading →

Learning

I'm holding tight, too tight, relax the hands, relax the back, breathe. It’s okay.Lights flash past. Eyes dart up, down, left, right, checking. They settle straight ahead for a moment, only to dart around again and again, keeping tabs on all surrounds.Hands are gripping tighter again. Relax. Breathe.So many things to focus on—perhaps too many... Continue Reading →

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