Category Archives: Confabulation

B or G?

Wylie Brant c/o The Province Hotel Villa Armata 355 Hammond Lane Palm Beach, FL 44380 RETURNED TO SENDER. INVALID ADDRESS. *** “Jimmy Martins, what are you doing?” I spun around, the envelope I’d been holding over the teakettle’s spout clutched in one hand. “Can you not sneak up like that?” I huffed. “What were you doing?” […]

Carnival of Farts

“Oh my god, Alli, I can’t believe you missed tonight, it was the best!” Alli’s roommate Becca flung herself down on the couch. Alli didn’t even look up from their laptop. “I was busy.” “Busy being boring. That paper isn’t due for like four whole days.” Which meant Becca hadn’t touched it yet and would […]

Hero Day

The bells in the towers rang out through the kingdom on the first anniversary of evil vanquished. From behind reinforced palace walls dripping with spikes and arrow slots, the queen heard music drift up from the town. “The townspeople celebrate our success,” she said offhandedly as her dresser laid out the day’s finery. “Yes ma’am. […]

False Spring

It was the weary end of winter, when crisp snow and spangled nights turn to grim and grey endurance and the drifts slumpd in slovenly piles along the hedgerows and ditches. A rare warm breeze coaxes the songbirds from their perches huddled deep in the evergreens, and they hop from branch to branch seeking out […]

 

The Strength of Winter

There was too much summer in Winter when she met the other queens. Blackberry wine burned her stomach as Summer and Autumn approached, pale in the blue light of her palace. Summer shivered in her cotton dress, her sandaled feet ankle deep in snow. Winter understood the bitter touch of ice. Her wife was dead. […]