Drakestail Sea: A Villanelle by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

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Drakestail Sea: A Villanelle by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

Drakestail Sea: A Villanelle by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé The script of the lucky penny The script of checking both faces The script of surrender and sacrifice The script of a quacking consciousness The script of ruffled feathers The script of an ambush by the fox The script of the well at Nordenau The script of

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Nettles by Mari Ness

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Nettles by Mari Ness

Nettles by Mari Ness In the end, she had not been able to change them back to men, though her hands still burned from the attempt. Too little determination, her stepmother would have said. Too easily distracted. It was true: even in that first year she’d often paused at her task, sometimes for nothing more

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Spellbound by Marina Lee Sable

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Spellbound by Marina Lee Sable

Spellbound by Marina Lee Sable Herbs hang in the heady rafters where aged smokes of incense and resin coalesce in spells, potions, and dark magic at the melt of day, the violet wreath of dusk, when the mind-dragon rises from the hyssop fire burning through the unlatched night. Your pillow plumped with thyme and anise

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May 302012
 
The Dauntless Girl by Petra McQueen

The Dauntless Girl by Petra McQueen Wind was in the valley, dancing and pushing, glancing from hillsides, tugging at stone. Corn surrendered, trees bowed low. Sheep huddled in hollows and cows stood by the great oak, nosing their calves close to the bark. In the sties, in the kennels, in the henhouse, and in the

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The Lunar Child by Melinda Giordano

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The Lunar Child by Melinda Giordano

The Lunar Child by Melinda Giordano One night, when the moon was heavy and full, its curiosity got the best of it. It slowly lowered itself through sapphire clouds and rippling twilight…it shouldered its way past bristling stars, past their astronomical arrangements that made the sky a sparkling atlas. Down these gilded maps it flew

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Stone Soup: A Villanelle by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

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Stone Soup: A Villanelle by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

Stone Soup: A Villanelle by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé The script of the three nomads’ empty satchels The script of the passing cobbler with his cart The script of light from the sash window The script of tending to the dried oak and fire The script of the prolonged introit in refrain The script of stuffing

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