I was the lonely diner in this tiny restaurant on the eastside of Chisinau, and the only thing that irritated me was the mirror in a gilt frame behind the bottles. Every time I looked up, I saw myself looking like a portrait of one of my own ancestors: Lazarus Trubman,...
she was a brilliant light that could
effortlessly defeat all-consuming darkness
I cocooned myself in, did not know
anyone could exist who possessed
such a vision, had an innocence
I could not compete. And that was
my undoing - competition impossible, ...
His hands moved me like strings
attached to a marionette deftly,
as I danced for him my body lifted
to each movement of his hands like
a caress along every inch of me.
I would feel him as I swung into a
perfect pirouette, I the lithe tigress
stalking in the...
Even before she joined the circus—before she was surrounded by grifters and phonies—Evangeline understood that if you wanted to work as a psychic, you needed to be able to authenticate your gift. Her abilities were limited to seeing how someone was born or died and the...
'There were bodies, human bodies, attached to the trees. The corpses stood upright against the knotted trunks everywhere the eye could see, each body tied with thick ropes around the chest and legs, though Officer Wesson thought he could see wires added for extra stren...