Ruya Lily appeared across the entire ocean. She was so beautiful I hated her. Red hair swayed long behind her and red silk covered her arms outstretched. Her smile was warm and bold. She smoldered like the shield mountains. Ocean waves swashed through her skirts as she hovered there. If you squinted hard enough, you…Continue Reading “Ruya Lily”

In the fall of that year, the circus came to town. They carried a dead clown with them. This wasn’t a sideshow exhibit. The circus had some of that kind of thing, yes, but mostly they had feats of strength and daring. They had pretty girls dancing through the air on a high wire or…Continue Reading “Words”