Project Super Nex – Chapter Eighteen – Bring Into The Light

I fade in and out of a silent, sprawling darkness. I fight off its attempts to ensnare my soul in its talons, carve it out of me, rip it apart. Sidney materializes, holds out her hand to me, calls out to me. Don’t go. Before I can take her hand, she dissolves into the void. My … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Eighteen – Bring Into The Light

Project Super Nex – Chapter Seventeen – In The Fractured Island

When I walk into the Citadelle through the main entrance, the atmosphere of the lobby is abuzz with a palpable tension, as if preceding a crucial event in the future. Warbearer Overseers seem to frown even deeper at me from their giant portraits, the battles between the crimson force and Grimhet emanate more violence from … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Seventeen – In The Fractured Island

Project Super Nex – Chapter Sixteen – Chaos and Death

It’s the 25th of Merto, ten past eight in the morning. The edges of a cumulus cloud burn white as it slips over one of the suns, while the second sun radiates razor blades that slice gashes through other approaching clouds. The grass and the trees and the lake of Gollinger Park flash and gleam … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Sixteen – Chaos and Death

My 2 Cents on Five Excellent Queer YA Books

What’s new, readers? This is an insane time for everybody, but I’m glad to see the Black Lives Matter protests are having such a powerful effect on the American people’s collective consciousness. We’re finally recognizing the importance of being antiracist instead of merely “not racist,” Confederate monuments are being taken down, reforms are going to … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Five Excellent Queer YA Books

Project Super Nex – Chapter Fourteen – Homesick

I barrel down the stairs from the steeple, bolt through the dining area, through the entrance vestibule and past the kissnut queen with its spiky branches looming over me. The ashmelin double doors slam open before I can touch them and I jump back from the frenzied throngs of Vermusk piling in. I squeeze my … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Fourteen – Homesick

My 2 Cents on The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

What’s new, readers? Today is the first day of June, which means summer is on the horizon—and you know what, I couldn’t care less. Things have been so exasperating lately, not just because of the dimwits out there who see fit to dismiss the necessity of face masks, but also because of the police-inflicted murder … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Project Super Nex – Chapter Thirteen – Fading Into The Void

Cursed Cosmotic, I’m back in that tiresome meadow. It’s mostly the same—picking berries, traipsing down the grawtree-lined passage toward the meadow, sensing something rustling within the trees on my left. Not only do I hear a piano melody, but also the opening verse of “Delusive Eyes”—I can smell orchids, even though they’re out of season—and … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Thirteen – Fading Into The Void

Project Super Nex – Chapter Twelve – What Frightens

The red and lilac flush is fading from the twilight-blue sky, the cool air heavy with that recent-rainstorm fragrance. I’m walking briskly from the guesthouse to the Camerad without my messenger bag, which I left in my room; traveling light feels a little odd. About half the houses have their porch lights on, giving off … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Twelve – What Frightens

Project Super Nex – Chapter Eleven – A Little Brighter

I’m falling. Falling upward. My body is shooting up through a strange space where giant towers of stone and metal float in midair, where ribbons of color slither and twist as if they’re the manifestation of mystical spirits, where the sorrowful notes of a piano melody drift out of the distance, where the sharply woodsy … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Eleven – A Little Brighter