• Flash Fiction,  legend,  nature,  Paranormal,  Romance,  Selkie

    Fathomless Love

    1. Liquid LettersShe haunts the black cliffs by day, walks the shore at night. Memories cocoon parched heart. Reality shredding hope as jagged rocks shred surf.Seven tears cast upon the ocean, one for each year she’s waited. Encrypted pheremones and DNA. Her love letter. A summons wrapped in white caps, delivered via Poseidon’s pony express. A Love endangered, bouyed by watery dreams.Beast summoned from sea. Man summoned from beast. 2. RiptideHe rides the surf in after the first sunset of the spring.Tongues tangle, limbs entwine on first contact, every minute precious, measured in undulant beat of bodies braided with swirling sand and foam.Seal song rising, a duet of sighs and…

  • Artificial Intelligence,  Binary Man,  Flash Fiction,  Poetry,  Robot Love,  Virtual Reality

    Binary Man

    Like frozen embers spit from a fireLike snow in a desertThey’re an impossible merger Flesh heart synced to beating algorithm Liquid crystal eyes lockedOn shared solitude Solitary companionshipImpossible mergedForged in a pixel fire. There’s no happy ending waiting.No magic to make him realShe doesn’t want real She wants him. ~Nara Malone I read an article about a guy who was growing a friendship with a scripted digital girl in a game. He talked about her like she was better than real. The male in these pictures is Rob, a digital man I made as part of research for a story. I guess that makes him an object, a thing. He…