Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Missing Piece

The Sun was incapable of making plans. Whenever he tried, a dozen things went wrong. It was his poor sense of timing. He couldn’t see events through to their ends—how they might play out or conflict. As a result, he … Continue reading

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The Ruin

Plucking them right out of the air, a colossal flock of swallows chased a swarm of grasshoppers across the savannah into the stony, shadowed foothills. The sun was low and the air beginning to cool when they cornered an unlucky … Continue reading

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Butterfly’s Police Report

I found the policeman the very next time I went to Las Vegas. He was standing in front of a weary apartment building not far from the casino where we first met. Talking with a middle-aged woman in teeshirt and … Continue reading

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Fuel for the Journey

Eating soothed her at once. It seemed to drown out the panic. Caterpillar ate for hours, long into the night, and did not stop to rest. The woods were quiet except for the tick and tear of her teeth on … Continue reading

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