White Flame, Red Planet

Mars Short story - white flame, red planet Ryley Jake

Short story #3 The frost came. It settled into the desert floor, ice choking dust. Two companions trudged across a vast landscape. Glancing down at the thick-spectacle layer of ice, you could see straight through. The surface below burned red, but provided no heat. In the distance, mountain ranges signposted a path forward. Between the … Read more

A Great Rain Dances on the End of the World

End Of The World

Short story #2 It was a wet November night when the story broke. A thin gasp rang out across every house in every town. The world inhaled, held its breath in unison. Exhaled. Then, silence. It’d been spotted. Seven years since The Great Rain started. And now, today, the end had been written. A full … Read more

The Tangerine—a (Very) Short Story

A painting of a tangerine

Short story #1 Her name is not important. What’s important is how she walked: step versus step, feet drumming against uneven cobblestone, heels dashing anxiety onto the earth’s unforgiving surface. Above, the sky stared down at her through steely eyes—closed off, overcast, and unkind.  It was a cold day, yet sweat dripped down her back. … Read more