Written on My Heart’s Skin

Witches in Fiction 2015… Death Rites and Remembrances participants probably noticed that I didn’t publish any new poetry or fiction on October 17th, party day. I shall tell you why, in a day or three. Right now, I’m sharing the bit of poetry the Muse sent my way after I finished reading every Death Rites and Remembrances post… and The Shepherd’s Crown, by Terry Pratchett.

“Written on My Heart’s Skin”

Your smile is written on my heart’s skin,
your voice painted in my bones.

I’ve sculpted you eternal
into life’s dance.
With art and will, I remember you.

If you haven’t delighted in the wonders shared by the Witches in Fiction 2015 partiers, I invite you (even urge you) to give them a go. In my previous post, I’ve listed the party entries and the party giveaways (the latter will remain open until October 20th, 2015, at 10:13 pm, EDT).

linked to Magpie Tales


The Sleeper and the Witch

With spit and blood, he trespassed into a coupled dream; soiling lips and breaking spells.

“I’ll make you princess of men and land, my prize,” he said.

She smiled into thieving eyes, thinking, When the Blue Moon illumines the heavens, my Witch will rise through thorns, and we’ll make you prince of pain and rot.

for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (Flash 55 Plus!) and Magpie Tales 281

The Sleeper and the Witch