I heft my burden, remembering the days when he toddled so smoothly by my side. We’d have giggled in this storm, watched from protective windows, and eviscerated puddles in the morning’s rays. Now, I drag him through the rain.Such is the turning of time.Emma Louise Gill , "A Mother's Love" Sunday 8th May 2022. A … Continue reading New Publication: A Mother’s Love
Anthology cover image by Shacklebound Books Readers, I have a secret: sometimes I write darker stories. In fact, that may not be a secret if you've read Sister here on my blog, or know about my horror-themed microfiction entry to the NYC Midnight 250-word competition, which won 2nd place in its group. Next month I'll … Continue reading New Publication: Cù-Sìth
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
I thought I met a dog todaywith manky paws and fur astraywith black bead eyes and lolling tonguehe came up like I was someonehe came up like he wished to talkand wagged his tail and gave a squawkI jumped and said you’re not a birdare you? although that was absurd,and dog said meow and then … Continue reading Who’ll Come Waltzing?
Quinn places a sight stone to her eye and trains it down the slope. A mile from her hidden lookout rises a forest of towers and torchlight. The castle walls are opulent, decked in streamers of rosaberries and silver stars that flicker with shadows from below. Raucous laughter and jolly flutes dance from the arches. … Continue reading Glory