Short Takes...Glimpses and Nuances #1
The terrors of warfare made sleep something to be feared. Dreams transported James from his bed to the violence of war. He would awake screaming, jump up looking for a weapon, or he would stay trapped in his dreams shaking and mumbling incomprehensibly. Eventually, Nadina would also shake in her sleep and wake up from terrors that had slipped into her dreams from his.
- Tim Kautsky is a native Kansan. He lives, writes and teaches in the Caucasus
Eurasia. Read his fiction, “The
Importance of Names” in the fall 2012 issue.
The above is just a teaser from this work.
Sometimes Life is merely
walking in circles while holding one's head,
marching like a turtle
never knowing the expanse of horizon
beyond its shell
These circles are a play of fools and amateurs,
a tragic circus of laughter for one and all
amid the tune
of decadent misery and impoverished joys
Olivia Magdelene is a writer and abstract artist with a background in comparative religion. She and her children divide time between New York City and Springfield, Massachusetts. Read more about Olivia in the fall issue!