darkstar. homecoming.

All he could hear were the licking waves. He strained to listen. There were still phlegathon fighting noises in the distance. “Sara?” But it was Leia who crested the hill and came tumbling down to him. She was limping and a rivulet of red trailed down her leg from beneath the furs. She was breathless […]

Beneath the Lake

Wrote this a while back and never published it. My modern take on some Greek mythology. 1. The woman shed her garb. Not sensually. Just a matter-of-fact stripping of what would hinder her swim. She moved forward, allowing the waves to chill her bronze feet. Then ankles. Then long quick strides and a leap brought […]

darkstar. wayfinder.

“If we rest we will die.” That is what the long-haired, fur clad woman warned Azure the first time he stopped to gather his breath. “I’m not … that great … at running,” he said. “If not for the light gravity I’d be dead from a heart attack.” Yet he pushed himself to follow her […]

darkstar. wielder.

He was awake, or awakened by Sara. She was staring down at him with an eyebrow raised. He had his hand out, gripping the sword hilt. But there was no sword. Just a black stone from the ground. “Bad dream? That happens a lot here.” She stood and began to dress. “I need to get […]

darkstar. dreamer.

An older gentleman crumbled. One moment he was doing a pitiful job hacking rock and the next he was just a pitiful heap on the ground. As though his bones finally wore out of their thinly stretched slings. What was his story? How long ago had he been kidnapped on an alien moon? Must have […]

darkstar. blue.

“It can’t be unshackled so you’ll have to feed it.” “Remember when I said I like your sense of humor? I was wrong. What if it likes her man fingers better than black cakes of bugs? Hell, I don’t think I’d blame it.” “Stop being a man about this, Ass. It doesn’t eat humans. Well, […]