So I stand at the bottom of my doorstep, having been drawn out of bed by the flashes of light. At first I thought them to be the flickering of electricity, from one of my neighbors’ lamps perhaps. This is not the case.
Continue reading “6:00am”


Kerlir was my home; a hanging valley nestled between two large landforms of the Spinlocke Mountains. Set on the edge of a ridge, our valley home had an incredible view. It widened into a plain of sorts, spilling over the edge of a cliff that dropped too far to scale or measure. Continue reading “Blue”


The time was now (I was still a 20 year old college student), but our country was in a heightened state of war. Conscription was again initiated, and I was drafted. We were in such a war that it became necessary to even draft women, although still in fewer numbers than the men. Continue reading “Drafted”