Fiction

Fiction

The Three Bird Stone

Soulea’s father had two daughters, one of whom was beautiful and the other of whom was Soulea. Unpestered by suitors and unburdened of the drudgery of self-adornment, Soulea spent her girlhood in her father’s library, flirting shamelessly with new ideas. And then, one day, she fell deeply in love with […]

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When Mary Goes Over the Mountain

I listen to a podcast called No Sleep. It’s a horror audio drama show with user-submitted stories. I wrote a script, but realized it’s not long enough. I doubt I’ll ever produce it myself, but it’s attached below for anyone who’s interested.

Fiction

Cal Smith’s Barber Shop

When you lived in hunter-gatherer tribes, things were simple. In that era, we spoke only through shamans and dreams. When you settled into farms and villages, however, things became much more complicated. Every day, it seemed, you tried to open new doors to our side. Oracles, prophets, temples, and all […]

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Aphrodite Hair Salon

Mount Olympus, 1953 Aphrodite: What is going on with you, lately? You spend all your time with Dionysus, you haven’t set foot in the forge for two hundred years… Hephaestus:  In case you haven’t noticed, Dittie, there hasn’t been much of a market for hand-forged goods for the past few […]

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Headless Statue

Jane Ellen Macdonald was a Methodist. A Free Methodist, in fact. She believed in the Holy Trinity, the authority of Scripture, and the debt paid by Christ, once and for all. She did not believe in magic. She was not permitted to believe in magic, as far as she knew. […]