One of Four

White sun was beating on a plain that was cracked like a jig-saw puzzle made of scorched dirt. Deep down between the bone-dry walls of the cracks, grass cowered in shadow and sucked on the last beads of lingering dew. At noon, unshod hooves rang on the stone-hard soil. A black horse was galloping over … Continue reading One of Four

Bearded Stump

It used to be a great city before hot winds came from the plains and the sky turned sulfuric yellow. Nothing could save the people, no prayers, no fancy gadgets. It was too late. The city’s pride got hamstrung by the scythe of the broken nature’s wrath. The towering houses shrunk and withered until only … Continue reading Bearded Stump

Tide Goddess

When the skies will tear the Earth’s guts out of her dying body, the time will come for the Tide Goddess to ride on a wave of blood and ice. She will be hungry, looking for anything she could devour so that it can be reborn. But the goddess will search in vain. Only the … Continue reading Tide Goddess

The Unfortunate Case of a Major Mood Disorder with Rather Prolonged and Truly Apocalyptic Consequences

A gentle swell was breaking over the roof of a subway entrance. Seagulls soared on drafts between tall buildings, their reflections warped in the hole-pocked walls of grimy glass. The bird shrieks and the ocean's murmur had replaced the downtown hustle years ago, but now there were other sounds as well. Soft splashes, creaking of … Continue reading The Unfortunate Case of a Major Mood Disorder with Rather Prolonged and Truly Apocalyptic Consequences