Coffee, Red

It's official! My newest short story, "Coffee, Red" was published last week in Melbourne's Curiouser Magazine. I make bargains every moment of my life. Eyes bargain with light for an acceptable version of reality, asking my conscious mind to ignore the waiting shadows. Lungs bargain with air for the necessary oxygen to function, forgetting that … Continue reading Coffee, Red

Divine Intervention – Part 2

Colm lay in the sweat-damp hospital bed. His fingers stroked the low thread-count sheets, their rough texture rasping. He switched it up, reaching just far enough to knock on the cool bedrail, slide trembling hands along medical lines, then back to the sheet as the clock cut time. Monitors beeped. Wind in bare branches swished … Continue reading Divine Intervention – Part 2

Divine Intervention – Part 1

Every cloud has a silver lining. Ariadne‚Äôs had two, and they were itchy. She sighed, irked by another night of restless sleep and a morning without coffee. They only served holy water Upstairs. Rumour had it, top-ranking angels had access to plantations owned by a minor saint, but chances of Ariadne reaching that tier were … Continue reading Divine Intervention – Part 1