National Anthem

They were heading west, endless miles of highway blazing under the wheels of the powder blue Impala. The worn leather seats stuck to the bare skin peeking out of the girl’s white summer dress. She looked out th... Read More

Ash Tree

Heart wakes me. I can feel it bleeding like a sea into some barren place far from me -- far, far away from the ash tree. Heart thumps, and I feel like a post, heart beating and beating me into rough, trodden so... Read More


A voice cries out in the wilderness, moaning like a doleful ghost up the hilltop from down the slope. My eyes get blocked by clouds of dust, curtains of earth glinting. Bright, white. Heat. There is no smell he... Read More