• Queen of the Garden of Girls, Part 35 - a story inspired by Beauty and the Beast

    Queen of the Garden of Girls, Part 35

    Chapter Twelve continued “Your mother is inviting me to tea this afternoon,” Elaina said as her eyes re-read the words for the third time. “My mother is what?” “Tea,” Elaina said, looking up at him. “Rose wants me to have tea with her. Just her and me. Should I be worried?” Robert scratched at his ear, an uncomfortable look on his face. “I don’t know, Elaina. I really don’t.” Elaina carefully laid the invitation alongside her plate. She pressed her fingers down firmly over it to stop them from shaking even a little. Rose hadn’t been particularly unpleasant, but neither had she been anything more than a frigid ice sculpture,…

  • Foggy mountains

    The mountains rise sharp and magnificent Serene and harsh at the same time Pearly fog wraps around the peaks A veil against a harsh world Sounds cannot be heard distinctly A snapped branch is muffled As a young man makes his way To meet in the stony circle A young couple meets The fog hiding them From the world beyond They hold and cling Knowing this is their final meeting Their final day to make things right I love you more than any other They whisper to each other But I know it is time to go We cannot remain And we will always part Never to set eye on…