Stairwell of the Red-Red Phoenix, A Bedtime Tale

“Ready?” “Yeah,” they said, squirming beneath the comforter. “Alright.” The room was gray, illuminated by a solitary lamp. “This might be scary.” “We’re never scared,” the elder said. I twined my fingers behind my head and started: “Once upon a time—” “Once upon a time,” the younger parroted. “If I tell a story, you have… Read More Stairwell of the Red-Red Phoenix, A Bedtime Tale

Redaction

My forthcoming book is due out later this year. My editor recently emailed me with a request I have long dreaded: “Can you rewrite your Introduction?” As an artist — though I use that term loosely — my first thought was: No, I like it and I worked hard on it, really hard. But as an… Read More Redaction