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The Fay of Glowing Lights

Vienna was twelve and she loved the night. Especially when there was a moon out, even if it was just a fingernail of it with...

Knocked Out

After three knocks on the door, she entered his office. Her pitch-black velvet cloak glided across the floorboards as she walked towards him. The man...

Prelude to a Gig

San Francisco, back in the day, was everyone’s favorite city, ‘the city that knows how,’ cosmopolitan city by the bay, where one grew up...

Bulul in the Midst of Change

The wind whispered and caressed the land. The night was filled with the symphony of crickets and things. It was music within the dark...

Madonna of endless linen

Our lady of one day at a time Our lady of veils allowed to droop Our lady of the thrice-revised corner Madonna of postponement Madonna of a thumb...

That male thing

“Come in,” he said in response to the five steady raps on his door. There was a soft squeak as the door opened to...

A long goodbye

He did not know how long he was standing in front of the airport’s large, expansive glass wall, which offered a misty, drippy view...

The darkest light—a Christmas tale

The many-colored, Christmas star lantern hanging from their second-floor window was the most beautiful thing that 9-year old Mira Delos Reyes had ever possessed....

The Mats

For the Angeles family, Mr. Angeles’s homecoming from his periodic inspection trips was always an occasion for celebration. But this homecoming—from a trip to...

Etymologies

Jun was squatting over a burrow hollowed out by an old acacia’s jutting roots, wary of creepers that might crawl on him as he...

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