Dream Walker September 17, 2022

Disownment

No. The only good that would come from me answering the phone was I might get answers. I could get some answers if she took enough time to calm down from her rage and explain what the hell we had both clearly just experienced, and I needed answers.

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Skinwalker September 8, 2022

Multi-Lingual

“In Navajo, we hold high regard for friends, almost as much as family,” I explained. “K’é is our version of love. It means harmony and lack of conflict within a relationship.”

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The Antiquarian August 6, 2022

Ma Vie Mon Amour

I ran a finger over the crystal and had the image of people dancing in my mind. I could almost hear the music in the background. Big band music. The kind my grandmother would have listened to in her youth. I knew I had to have it.

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Ocean Protector August 3, 2022

Date Night with Sani

I shrugged and shimmied a little closer to him. “I am not worried, not as much as I should be.”
Sani’s arms tightened protectively around me. “That’s your animal side coming out. I’m proud, but oh so worried.”

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Skinwalker July 6, 2022

The Deep Blue Sea

My brother and son were both dead at my hands. Among hundreds, maybe even thousands, of other innocent and not-so-innocent lives that died at my hands over the last several hundred years. Was I even capable of redemption? If there was a God, how could they ever forgive a wretch like me? What made me redeemable in the eyes of Val was lost on me.

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The Antiquarian July 4, 2022

The Long Haul

As Lucy read me the details, a knot began to form in the pit of my stomach. Something told me that I wasn’t going to find that mask in this building. I was almost positive that the mask she was describing was hidden in a box in the trunk at my apartment. I turned and looked up at the portrait of my great-grandmother and felt as though she were looking back at me with pride.

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Ocean Protector June 27, 2022

Enter: Demon Hating Skinwalker

“Thank you, Sani. You are a good man. But… What of this shaman? Will she not look for you?” I could not believe I was asking that. Of course, she will be looking for him.

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Skinwalker June 15, 2022

Just A Dream, Part III

I wandered the wilderness in wolf-form for fifteen years after Aki left me. I hadn’t bothered to track her down because she obviously didn’t want to be found. As much as it hurt me, I knew I had to let her go in order for her to be the happiest she possibly could be.

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The Antiquarian June 8, 2022

Answers in the Archives

I closed my eyes and let the heat envelop me. Her face came into view, a wide smile across her face. She didn’t say anything but looked into my eyes as a mother would her child. She blinked her eyes, then turned to her left, pointing to a wall of books.

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Dream Walker June 2, 2022

Generational Curse

I shot up in my bed, sweat beading down my head and face. I felt like someone had just been choking me. Oxygen burned my throat as I gasped for air.

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