Many Other Worlds

In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors. (William Blake) One horrible day, my internet went down.  I wondered how I would cope.  There was news to read, emails to send, Zoom calls to join, and social media to engage with. Frustrated, I decided to go…

What’s Important

A language Sally did not understand swirled around her in chaotic jibberish.  The laughter of patrons eating at the dumpling shops unnerved her.   Why am I here?  Five years later, Sally sat at a wobbly table.  Surrounded by friends, she gripped a pair of chopsticks with acceptable form.  The taste of savory dumplings delighted her tongue.  She lay down…

Warnings

The day began with her daughter’s screams.  The little girl writhed back and forth atop the stained mattress.  “Why her?” Matilin asked the dark as she made her way to her daughter.   The dreaded nightmares of a Seer should have been passed down to Matilin instead of Royanna.  For months, they had fled from one hiding place…