A Spoon in the Desert

A Spoon in the Desert

"Hey, Abdul!" "Hey guys, what's up?" "Where've you been all summer? It's the first day of school and we never even got to hang out!" Habib complained. "You'd never believe me." Abdul shook his head with a wry grin. "It's too...amazing." "Sure we would. C'mon! Give it up!" Ali urged. "Well, okay." Abdul shrugged. "My dad had [...]

Last Knight

Last Knight

It's Fandango's Flashback Friday!  A year ago on this exact date, I created this story for a MindLoveMisery's Menagerie prompt. ℵ Dinah liked to think of herself as a realist, immune to faerie tales, knights in shining armor, and dreams that can't come true. That's bullshit kid stuff, she told herself, and Dinah was no [...]

Melvin’s Lament

Melvin’s Lament

  Melvin is a merman fraught with angst. His parents’ irresponsible and haphazard interspecies coupling left him with a laundry list of psychological disorders to navigate: “Mirror, mirror on the seafloor, what am I really, at my core? Am I merman, or am I troll— Is this always, how I must roll?”  

Scapegoat

Scapegoat

From where does the thundercloud come with its black sacks of tears?~ Neruda’s ‘The Book of Questions’ (El libro de las preguntas). Wild broken-hearted tears of lovers lost or never found in the first place. Tears of anger, disappointment frustration and loneliness — desperate tears offered up to Heaven when all else failed — tears [...]