Category: In Progress

they set out together

90 seconds For ninety seconds after, there was complete silence. Veronica knew this because although she was too dazed to move, she improbably found herself staring as at the second hand of an expensive silver watch. It was one of…

Remo tells a story

Occasionally when Remo feels expansive he goes to the mountains and listens to the universe. Occasionally when Remo feels hopeless he finds a tavern and poses as a bard. He stands on the stage until he finds something to say,…

Fleeting Joy

On the morning of his birthday, as the first light made its way through the dense foliage and into the cave camber, Narch stared at the empty wooden table and thought about cake. Marline, one of his few female friends,…

My Star Wars Pitch

Kylo, Poe and Han Solo stop off in a seedy bar following rumors about the whereabouts of Luke. As the camera pans the room, the audience sees a variety of bizarre, but strangely familiar alien forms. Without warning, Hans face…

Luke’s Cantrip

The first spell I really mastered was Luke’s cantrip. While on the road from Halrventon to Freesebon, Gera realized that Krashin was too busy being a demigod to actually teach me anything, so he took pity on me. I was…

Immune to symbols 

When you are blind you do not see blackness.  Find an object just at the outer edge of your vision, now turn your head away from it slightly. The way in which you can no longer see it, is what…

ugly things

A novelist and memoirist is famous for his deeply personal confessional novels that speak to our shared fears. The pains of our bodies, the dark thoughts we have about ourselves and how that makes us lash out at the ones…

A momentary embrace

She leaned forward, and after a dazed moment so did he. This embrace was not about Their unarticulated feelings Promises of safety or shelter Resolution The future This embrace was about: one of them was suffering, and the other wanted…

Madman with a mask

In a tower within a tower, there sat a man who would be King. He looked like a well groomed Yeti. Most of his time was spent plotting. Today he was struggling to compose his thoughts. For now, all his…

Some Music

What are my deepest dreams and is there a sense in which that matters I’d hate for my bleak outlook to unduly influence you I’d hate to impose my will If we are clever and if we are cool and…

What if we…

Nothing’s missing till you need it The heart lies in the darkness Truth flitters like a butterfly When songs come dancing across the water Nobody knows quite how to sing along The fire’s bright But it can’t stamp out the night And…

Searching

Searching for some illusion of authenticity to use Can’t steal nothing, it’s all the same notes We’re all the same in the end All trying to escape ourselves just enough To remember who we really are

Love

When I speak of love Do you hear what I’m saying Deeper and wider and wilder leaves the mind reeling In a world of suffering and horror and tragedy most profound where nothing may matter a parent-less child with a balloon that can’t…

Three Gods: A Parable?

Three Gods, Call one Truth, and search for justice. Call one Deceit, and search for love. Call one Random, to fill in the gaps. Together they outline a figure. Call it grace. Humbled by experience and shadows that appear malevolent;…

Traveled to Abingdon

Traveled to Abingdon Dusty, dirty, Tired to the bone Seeking remnants of an old foe Narrowly defeated; presumed gone forever Rumors were all it took To threaten all that I value It was enough to risk my life and more…

uncomprehended

Open to the sounds around me The doomed beauty of trying The wary travel sidesteps into the inn Trying to generate some interest in him In the final assessment, the critics failed to even take notice The muse has an…

A thought: Life is difficult.

A thought: Life is difficult.  A thought: Our humanity opens us to deep pain and sorrow.  A thought: These thoughts are engaging. Perhaps I could build a narrative on this. Open scene.  A thought: Trying to be compassionate, I still cause deep harm…

I’m afraid of americans

I’m afraid of americans (mericans) I’m afraid of myself  I’m afraid of americans (mericans) I’m afraid of myself  I’m on this stage To act the sage  And find out if I am well I’m on this stage  To act the…

Mostly I’m not

Sometimes I sleep But mostly I don’t Sometimes I wish Mostly I know  Sometimes I do good But mostly I don’t  Sometimes I’m still Mostly I think  Sometimes I am But mostly I’m not Sometimes I’m dismissive Sometimes I’m kind…

Unfinished Lyric

I sit in the dark My mind collides with itself Thoughts so stark Unwilling to see itself Vulnerability wants flow Words want to know If they mean something If they should sing I am you You are me I am…

But what else could it be?

Just a note to say that I have added some content to the In Progress section. Including this bit, which I am quite taken with: Ain’t no salvation Snow freezes on a still night Feeling restless Unable to sleep Snow…