Starlight #9: Skeletons in the Closet

Starlight is a series I started writing for fun in 2016, written in the “style” of a comic book.  As such, this is not my best writing, but it’s something I had fun doing. Nala, Hunter, and Eliza hurry up to Hurt House. Eliza: Come on, guys, hurry. Hunter: Um, are we sure this is safe? Nala: It’s definitely not. Hunter: Great. Cadmus (Narration): It’s been a weird day. […]

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Pleasant Days (Anna Farmer #6)

Anna fed the lion bits of beef jerky on the way home, a delightful snack that seemed to cause him to perk up somewhat. Nevertheless, he was still quite frightened of Oinky, who would snarl and oink at the stranger on occasion just to keep him on his toes. For this, Anna reprimanded the small […]

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Starlight #8: Hurt House

Starlight is a series I started writing for fun in 2016, written in the “style” of a comic book.  As such, this is not my best writing, but it’s something I had fun doing. We open on a crumbling, demolished lakeside property… the same one from Issue #6. Narration: Sometimes, things are forgotten. Slowly, we zoom in. Narration: Every neighborhood has a house- one house which seems to have forgotten […]

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Baby Lion (Anna, Farmer #5)

Anna’s father remained upset with her for a day, and then two days, and by the third, it was clear that she had gravely wounded him. Ever since the ill-fated meeting with Uncle Sam, Mr. McDermott had retreated back into his paperwork, pushing papers and running facts and figures with such an intensity that when […]

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Starlight #7: Foul Play

Starlight is a series I started writing for fun in 2016, written in the “style” of a comic book.  As such, this is not my best writing, but it’s something I had fun doing. Cad (Narration): So, it’s game day. Game night? Whatever. We open at Ridge Hill High’s stadium, night. A sizable crowd has gathered to watch a football game between the Ridge Hill Hawkeyes and the Inlet […]

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Poem: Midnight

Blue-black bays at the bright moon. Together we-who-are-one walk towards the sky. Restless, we wish for wisps of senseless joy. Bright-black begs for a sharper contrast. Alone, I-who-am-many make do with the stars I have. Lonely, I long for songs of yesterday.

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Poem: Persephone

Alone within the quiet cavern you crawl The choices you made make less sense here. Around the waves the foam frees you. Light cannot be found without fear. I dreamed of dreary days and needless nights They sheathe me as I stagger onward Skies sit sadly where they cannot be seen.

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Starlight #6: Touch & Go

Starlight is a series I started writing for fun in 2016, written in the “style” of a comic book.  As such, this is not my best writing, but it’s something I had fun doing. We open on a rainy day, outside a shambling house by the marsh. Inside, a girl is sobbing, clutching herself. Girl: I’m s-so sorry… She glances at a picture of herself and a blonde-haired boy […]

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