Category: Dragons, Ghosts, and Heroes

The Red Queen’s Lost Grave Pt. 7

Still for Kat of the Lily Cafe 😀     “Here kitty. Here kitty, kitty.” A hundred. A thousand. More voices than I could count, calling me from the subterranean depths beneath Paris, closing in on us from all sides. I shivered, miserable, against…

The Red Queen’s Lost Grave Pt. 6

Hook walked. Long, swinging stride that ate streets in huge, hungry bites. Cobbles gleamed with melted snow, which fell in thick veils that shifted and billowed, turning the gas street lamps into golden, shimmering stars. The rows of buildings that framed the streets could…

The Red Queen’s Lost Grave Pt. 5

Dirty, wet, stinking trash built into walls, bits of forgotten wood and metal forming narrow, crooked lanes, like little streets down in the dark places, where respectable people did not go. A pale flicker, dirty bare feet and a ragged gray hem, that is…

The Red Queen’s Lost Grave Pt.4

Still for Kat of the Lily Cafe! The Red Queen’s Lost Grave Part 4   “A collar and a bell. Collar and bell.” Tick, tick, tick went Hook’s mustache. I said nothing of the horror those words woke in me. A name. A collar….

The Red Queen’s Lost Grave Pt.3

“What you are looking for is beyond stories.” The Gravedigger whispered in his dry voice, like dead leaves scraping over asphalt. The glitter of his eyes was cold. Heartless stars in the dead black of night. “You will not find it in the confines…