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Athena Centauri

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“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”

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Hello! I'm Athena, a teenaged aspiring author whose best friends live within her imagination. My favourite things include the concept of infinity, fountain pens, fencing, and ballroom dancing.

Any feedback that you have for me is welcome; I am still learning, and am always seeking to improve myself as both a person and a writer.

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Of Mirrors And Monsters

PROMPT: Monster Flash Fiction Competition 2018

They say that I am a monster. A glance at me is enough to drive you insane.

Cr-e-e-e-ak. The door to my room slides ajar.

She has come regardless.

She slips through the door, coming tentatively to stand before me. I wait. Usually, this is where my victim will collapse. Scream. Beat at my unbreakable illusions with a feeble fist. Confusion ripples across my surface. Because she has not done any of these things.

Yet.

I wait, tension mounting.
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Monster Flash Fiction Competition 2018

Of Mirrors And Monsters

They say that I am a monster. A glance at me is enough to drive you insane.

Cr-e-e-e-ak. The door to my room slides ajar.

She has come regardless.

She slips through the door, coming tentatively to stand before me. I wait. Usually, this is where my victim will collapse. Scream. Beat at my unbreakable illusions with a feeble fist. Confusion ripples across my surface. Because she has not done any of these things.

Yet.

I wait, tension mounting.

And when it does, realization sets upon her like the cruellest of vices. She shrieks, whispers a plea. Sinks to the floor. Tears fall. She is in disbelief, backing away. "That isn't me!"

I know what she is seeing. A monster.

Specifically, her monster. A physical manifestation of her every sin and failing. The ugliest version of her soul.

Ugliest...and most honest.

I continue to watch her as she watches it. It. A terrifying, eyeless spectre of ice and ash,...

Monster Flash Fiction Competition 2018

Of Mirrors And Monsters

They say that I am a monster. A glance at me is enough to drive you insane.

Cr-e-e-e-ak. The door to my room slides ajar.

She has come regardless.

She slips through the door, coming tentatively to stand before me. I wait. Usually, this is where my victim will collapse. Scream. Beat at my unbreakable illusions with a feeble fist. Confusion ripples across my surface. Because she has not done any of these things. Yet.

I wait some more.

And when it does, realization sets upon her like the cruellest of vices. She shrieks, whispers a plea. Sinks to the floor. Tears fall. She is in disbelief, backing away. "That isn't me!"

I know what she is seeing. A monster.

Specifically, her monster. A physical manifestation of her every sin and failing. The ugliest version of her soul.

Ugliest...and most honest.

I continue to watch her as she watches it. It. A terrifying, eyeless spectre of ice and ash,...

My December Competition 2017

Ours

    December is a special month of the year.

    Imagine a perfect Canadian Christmas night. It would be December, of course. The children would be camping by a star-topped Christmas tree in hopes of seeing a certain fabled, fur-lined saint. Outside, if you were to go outside, would exude the air of a winter bundled away in a black and white blanket of stars. It would glow with spectral pixie lights that can't be seen at any other time of year.
    And there would be snow. Snow everywhere, falling, falling, falling. 'I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,' goes the song. So that's what we would be doing. Hoping that, come Christmas morning, we would be 'walking in a winter wonderland.'
    There would be an unmistakable reverence vibrating in each voice, mixed intermittently with the scents of sugary cinnamon and freshly baked cookies. Christmas Eve is the only time of year when I...

The Peace of Wild Things

A Garden of Dreams

Some say that we are all special,
And some say that we're all the same,
But when can we think of a time where
The people won't lead you astray?

And so I take comfort in knowing,
That each night when push comes to shove,
The people will all be a-sleeping,
And I can fly high, high above

These meadows of mine are abounding,
With rivers of pure liquid gold,
Because when the larks are a-climbing,
A story begins to unfold

A land where impossible isn't,
A girl trapped inside her own mind,
A garden of dreams is sufficient,
To bottle what she keeps inside

A secret to end all before it,
A passion that she's never known,
A pen and a paper to share it,
With a world that she's eager to own

And inside my world so ebullient,
I'll watch the pixies a-play,
Dreading the dawn so efficient,
That chases the garden away

Back to a world I...

A Dream: The Lifeline Project

    A blonde reporter’s face appears on the screen, permeated by a grim and yet admittedly photogenic grimace. “Due to unexpected complications with the military’s new super-weapon, the sun has begun going supernova. People have gathered outside the major government institutions all over the world, begging for answers and even resorting to violence where none are forthcoming. Now, the latest space program, the Lifeline Project, has come forward with a way to save the human race.”
    My mother glides in and switches off the TV. “Tranquility, you know I don’t like—” Suddenly, the earth shakes. “Earthquake!” she screams, which doesn’t make any sense because we’re not anywhere near the plate boundaries. I whip around to get my little brother Angel, but he’s gone. “Angel!” I cry, and Conlan, my older brother, appears with blood running down his face. “Grab my hand!” he calls. I reach towards him as the room begins to fill with light, and suddenly I’m alone...

Ten Words to You

Loved

Winds, walls.
Plush blankets, crystalline electric candles glow.
Warmth.
Loved.

The Art of Specificity

Assassins

    She walks through the door.

    She approaches the great oaken doors, traces a bare hand down their grooves, and then pushes them open just enough for her to slip through.

    Slowly, slowly. We mustn't wake the children, she chides herself as she glides soundlessly towards the intricately carved panels that are the palace doors. Then she stops and pulls down her crimson hood, shaking out a mushroom cap of pale blue hair and smiling as she does so. Her alabaster hand reaches up, groping at her head, searching... ah! There it is. She pulls out a tarnished hairpin and rolls it about in her right hand as her left comes up to trace the familiar grooves of the door, looking for the ever-elusive keyhole designed to keep people like her out. But she is well trained, and soon her fingernail catches on a silhouette of cool, tangy metal. She has found it, she knows, but she pokes around a bit...

Birdsong

An Untitled Song

I:



This is not something that they will write down.
This is not something that they care to write down.
These glistening dewdrops of magical music,
These radiant sun rays of magical music.
Because they are the wings of the world.
Because they are the wings of our world.
And that is all.
But that is not all.

II:

"It is an odd thing, this nest,"
Proudly proclaims the robin red-breast,
In a twittering rhapsody that only the earliest of birds will have.
The rest of it is up for grabs, but not
Not this half,
Not this half.

Sparkling, shining in the light of a moon,
The song will rest, but soon...

Phrooo, tee te tweee,
Caw-caw, caw, sssssssss, whoosh,
He hee, Auwwww, roo,
Yitter yitter yitter yee,
Thwi-i-i-i-ill.

And then:

"Sally want a cracker!"
Parrots are birds too, don't forget.

And so is the rooster, "cock-a-doodle-doo!"
They are the outliers and outcasts,
but their song is just as...

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