24 July 2018

“We are the Dragon,” Guan-Yin philosophized over the Go board. I never minded such lectures; I found them as beautiful as I found the game, as beautiful as I found the player. Serene, calm, and a meditation in layers upon layers of complexity. “And yet we are not. Individually we are lacking; collectively we are…

23 February 2018

In my mind, you’re already mine. We’re laughing over some shared joke in a Paseo coffeeshop while an aspiring disenchanted plucks a heartbeat from his guitar. The nine o’clock news drones out from the TV, but my attention is on the way your hair accents your eyes, and on the beautiful curve of your smile….

13 July 2017

“If the pawn attacks here, with the bishop as backup, then Red would be foolish to risk a counter-attack with the knight.” “Granted,” said Alice, leaning over the schematic diagram of the city and examining it. “But Your Majesty has forgotten that Your scouts sighted the Red bishop here.” She pointed to the outer courtyard…

21 June 2017

Sandrijn DeJaegher was a character that originated in The Secret World who has since become her own person/world in her own right. This is a scene from Sanneke’s past. The languages are Turkish and Dutch, for those who care; they aren’t translated. Sanneke’s early ‘theme song’ was ‘Whore’ by In This Moment. This is a…

9 February 2016

They said it wouldn’t hurt. Doctors always say that, especially dentists. Or sometimes it will only hurt “a bit” – as if they know what you will feel, where your nerves run, and how many of those tiny electrical impulses zap from your skin to your brain every second. No one ever tells you it’s…

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