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caught entity

For a short moment as I was passed from one to the other, I felt like an entity caught in the pull between what had to be the two most magnetic beings in the world.”

Topaz: The Truth Portal & The Color Mayhem

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the color market

“I slid rapidly down the dark burrow to the threshold of the sub-plains where the color market lay, and landing with my feet firmly on the hard ground, brushed myself off as I stood to look around the poorly lit surroundings. The color market was like a tiny village, spread wide to house workshops, vending stations, and Tintors’ homes tucked away like small caves along the hollowed veins of its circuitry. The only light came from candles and the bioluminescent chubbiness of flightless flaptoot byrds perched on the leafless branches of small, dead trees scattered about.”

 

Topaz: The Truth Portal & The Color Mayhem

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April 1994

“What she was to do with such a gift, she didn’t know. It was April 1994, and she couldn’t think further than the next gym day. She couldn’t think past Johnny’s kiss.”

The Nirvana Threads, coming this summer

Blurb:

Set in the 90’s when people didn’t have cell phones, smoked in bars, and punk rock was thriving. Carlie, a wild, twenty-five year old drifter moves back to her parents’ after surviving a traumatic accident. Back home, she starts seeing things she doesn’t understand, and the feelings that come with them are overwhelmingly blissful. When chasing the source of her new joy starts to pull her closer to death, she must find a way to harness this power that makes her feel so alive.

Includes the short graphic novel “Octob*tch and the WrenchKing”

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quaking of their gossamer

“Every one of her hundred selves began to laugh, to scream, sobbing, speaking out all at once, saying everything that had been stuck inside for so many starlaps, vibrating with emotion until the quaking of their gossamer made it impossible to decipher their individual shapes.”

Topaz: The Truth Portal & The Color Mayhem

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no place for an angel

“I used to stare at the stars until I fell asleep, thinking she might be up there, watching. Then Pa explained that the skies are full of suns, planets, and flying rocks. That it was beautiful but no place for an angel. He said her soul was somewhere we couldn’t see with our eyes, or feel with our hands, but that she was close, close enough to hear my prayers and give me goodnight kisses.”

The Nirvana Threads, coming this summer!

I’ve been spending my days on the accompanying graphic novel and it’s so loooong. I’m in a constant roller coaster between being excited and discouraged. “Keep on swimming!” As would say Dory… 🐠

 

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psychopath killer

Broken glass crunched under her footsteps, and a smell of dampened wood stirred about as they made their way blindly to the back.

“You’ve been here before?” Carlie asked, holding onto his hand as he led her through.

“Ya.”

“How is that, if you’ve just moved here?”

“I kind of like to look for these sorts of places.”

“Rotting buildings in the outskirts of town? Are you some sort of psychopath killer? Am I completely screwed?”

“Pretty much. Except for the psychopath killer part. Okay, here we go.”

He began climbing tight spiral stairs, Carlie right behind, a metallic echo ringing out from their steps.

 

🖤 The Nirvana Threads, a magical realism romance coming this summer 🖤

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garbage is safer

Skunks were strange creatures. They had way more sway than they thought. They didn’t need to eat garbage; they could probably walk into a grocery store and leave with whatever they wanted without anyone stopping them. A skunk was a loaded gun. But in its unawareness, garbage was safer, and therefore good enough. Carlie was not the type of girl to think that garbage was good enough, and she found herself resenting, if only for a fleeting moment, the skunk for not having the balls to waltz into that corner store and rob it.

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