Regret Nothing

It's not possible. The odds are immensely against it and yet here I'm faced with this reality. As I sit here alone, my thoughts search for answers to no avail.  How could this be? Processing the pros and cons, I imagine lists with no rhythm or reason to hierarchy. Acknowledging such an opportunity will never occur [...]

Hornswoggled

Smiling for the first time in a long while, Captain Nicosia Musing gloated about her victory.  "It's been weeks since we've laid eyes on that ship and now finally she's ours for the taken. That stow-a-way boy had better be right in his claim about a treasure map be aboard." First mate, Grigori, indulged the captain even though [...]

Regression

Where am I? I don't understand. Is this a dream? Why is that woman singing my name? “Sweet Angeline I loved you much more than poets say in rhyme, waaaakkkke up punkin." "Mom?" The sound of my childlike voice alarmed me to the point of tears. In a futile attempt to assess the situation, I [...]

First Movement

Since the age of three, Jackie has always been a girl with unfailing determination to become the best figure skater in the world. Awestruck as Tara Lipinski won the 1999 Metabolife World Professional Figure Skating Championship, the toddler sat in the middle of a soft shaggy carpet contemplating her future as professional figure skater. In a [...]