Cabin Fever

Another hot day in the savannah. The young man, barely 24, wouldn’t take his eyes off her picture on Facebook, I wrote as I looked out at a collage…


Fire

Laura stood at her window in the forest hut watching a jaundiced sky. The bats and the crows flew in uncertain directions at dusk. There was a blaze…


Scroll of the Turul

I. Down by the blue Danube, a hooded man in a long black cape ran to get away from the biting winter winds. This was the worst winter in Etelköz in…


Turin Fog

The rain dripped: drip, drip, drip. The sound distracted me from watching a movie on the TV, Tinker Sailor Soldier Spy, laying on the sofa with my…


Cosmic Pitfall

Smoking guns filled the atmosphere of one of the boot camp rooms on the island of Zelda. One man was killed here a couple of hours ago. This man was…


Blue Butterflies, Part 2

VII. She was a nervous wreck just from this wait. Hajji and his companion were home at last. He ran to her and picked her up. She kissed and hugged…


Blue Butterflies, Part 1

I. The war ate the 14-year-olds. Such were the days, when young boys wielded swords and died on these dusts. Politicians, drunk in the revelry of…


Of Note

The psychiatrist looked solemnly at Mary while she sat up on the divan in his surgery. She opened her eyes and looked at Dr. Bringwell. “Terrible…