Protect the Protectors

The veterans who stand for standing rock are asked to bring a Panoply of protective gear: body armor, helmets, ear plugs and gas masks in case of attack by humans and hats, parkas, mittens, gloves, boots and socks to insulate from the cold. Today they arrive, tomorrow they protect the water protectors. I pray that this will…

Tree of Life

It felt strange to Construct this little bit of holiday decoration. I kept hearing a voice sarcastically say: I hope my dying won’t ruin your Christmas. Of course it will ruin the holidays. I replied. I am terrified for what may happen December Fifth. If anyone tries to remove the Indigenous People, the water protectors from their camp,…

Prophecy

Echo I hear the echo all the stronger as people argue yell and fight. The murmuring of myriad voices even in the still of night. I feel them wash over me granting bits of foresight. What good does it do? People are moving mountains. Others can’t see but I can feel it. The pushing of…

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Sated The smell of blood was overpowering and intoxicating, it made her feel alive. Within the demon, Ghostie felt everything the demon, Wane did. First there had been the hollowness without end and the gritty scraping of forcing itself to open its eyes and feel the pain to know that it existed. It seemed to…

The Blue Demon

Primp Younger daughter Emani, never took the time to primp. Not that she could if she wanted to. Older sister Ada was always there, in front of the mirror, fixing her hair, adjusting her sari. Jeweled necklaces draped Ada’s perfect slender throat. Intricately woven strands of gold encircled her wrists and sparkling gemstone flowers dangled…