The Empress

When I was a kid, I would spend my free time looking at my mother’s tarot cards. I could spend hours and hours just looking at the lively colored figures, they were all so enticingly beautiful that I couldn’t stop myself from wanting to hold them in my...

I was Alone

Blackness suffocated the room, swallowing any light that attempted to shine. I opened my eyes as wide as I could, but not a single thing was visible. Yet somehow I knew that I was not alone. Just minutes ago, I lived in a world of color and vibrance. I had been able...

The Thing In The Dark

This incident is from my adolescence, one which I have not told anyone but a few close friends. Not even my family. The details are imbued, almost seared on my mind, branded fresh. I’m a sensitive man and this whole thing took out a huge chunk of me, and to...

When You Think You’re Alone

I live in rural Utah, therefore I have no choice but to love being outside. I go hiking several times a week. I used to go alone until an incident with a mountain lion, so now I take my dog, a 95 pound yellow lab named Juno. It was mid-April and so it was finally...

Unblinding Light

I took off my jacket and hung it on the coat hanger in the closet. The hood slipped and fell onto the floor, and I sighed and picked it back up. After placing it securely on the hook on the right, I turned and looked in the mirror on the opposite wall. I desperately...

The Sightless Goddess of Love

The Sightless Goddess of Love Isn’t it pitiful for an artist to admire his own work? That wretched “Sightless Goddess of love” kept attracting visitors. I stood there among the mesmerized crowd, looking at the unfinished painting by the supposedly...