Silent Killers

Silent Killers

If I roll my eyes one more time, they’re liable to roll away for good. So, I suppress a sigh, roll my shoulders, and keep facing the path straight ahead. Ignoring my comrades, for the time being, might be the only means of preserving my sanity.    “I...
Timeless

Timeless

Chetera Moswid is still as a stone across from me, his forehead deeply furrowed and his chin resting against his chest. Even in sleep, he looks stern and disapproving.    Incurring punishment isn’t a novelty for me, but this, this being watched and followed every...
Tackling a Tirips

Tackling a Tirips

  My knuckles are white as I grip the blankets beneath my chin. I clench my jaw and stare at the curtains swaying over the end of my bed, the moonlight casting eerie shadows over the wall and floor.    The rapid thump, thump of my heartbeat seems to echo as I...
Transparency

Transparency

A warm breeze strokes my flushed cheeks as I scrub the hot stones of the courtyard. The afternoon sun burns my aching arms as the swoosh, swoosh of my wiry brush echoes in the otherwise still silence.     If I focus, I might be able to make out the distant sounds...