A Leaf mistaken for a Petal – The Roth Overlook – Excerpt

She holds her hands behind her back, revealing her shyness. She wears a peasant’s garb, accentuating the plainness of her appearance. All is simple with her clothes, but the beauty that has been smeared in artist’s brush strokes on her palette needs description. She has scarlet lips with a sheen that makes one feel that…

Words of Wisdom for the Day – (December 10th)

Part One: “To accept the criticism of another is to embrace the honesty from another. It is to drop pride and to drop obstinacy. It is to drop a paranoia of feeling eyes in close shadows that are always watching and always taking. It is to release a sense of selfishness to the wind, and…

Words of Wisdom for the Day – (December 7th) – Belated

“If your enemy lurks in the shadows, then you should also make the shadows as your home. For an enemy that has its home in darkness will expect its prey to be in the light. When the value of privacy is forgotten, we are neither born, nor dead. We are monochrome, and we remain in…

“A Farewell to Death and to Passion” – Excerpt

“When he had tasted her lips, Alden drank her passion, that leaked a small tendril of flame through him. He absorbed it like the soil that absorbs the rain. He tasted the ruby red like fire upon his mouth, moving down his throat with a pace akin to a plague-walker. It tasted like sickness. Like…