The Crow Brides (II)

A tiny heartbeat with ferocity inside the mottled breast; Sumi could feel the minute vibrations through her clumsy fingers, more talon than flesh. From her beak she passed a mealworm to the thrush chick she’d found that morning. It had no idea how lucky it was. Sumi had chanced to rise with the dawn and…

Storms and Mirrors

by Serena W. Sorrell A bruised night draped over the wild ocean waves by the kingdom beside the sea. Clouds churned; thunder cracked; lightning pealed; and a prince was born. The babe’s hair was the same color of that boiling sky. His eyes the same as the electric sea. Across his fair skin shadows marbled…

A Prophecy Made of Hate

by Serena W. Sorrell   When the leaders of a country have a child it is a great to do. When the leaders of a six-country alliance have a child, well––one can imagine the fuss it makes. The child will bear a burden unlike any other, even if a single country's. This child would be…