Happily Ever After

golden dragonBrittany Blue, lady-in-waiting to Princess Peawhit, had had enough of the young royal’s never-ending demands to complete The Bright Scholarly Wizard Andrew’s “History, Myth and Legends of All The World” homework for her. And now, the princess had also decided Continue reading

Countdown

Boxes lay along the curved perimeter of the silvery dock. A slender figure darted around them, stacking smaller boxes on medium, turning some toward the shoreline.  The healer and her intern had placed three large boxes on the further, forested side, long before the observers had arrived. The dock rocked, slapping the water; the beasts were restless.

Twelve boxes total, counting the one in her belly pocket.

The crowd quieted as dawn softened, red to apricot.

She raised her arms. “Z!” The intern unlatched the largest box and stepped back as a silky black panther padded toward the trees.

He turned his head once, flashed his canines in farewell and disappeared into the shadows.  Continue reading