Category: Short Fiction

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Short Fiction Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
To Catch a Toad
A short story set on Mars More
Short Fiction Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Full Moon Plus One
A short story set in a pagan future More
Short Fiction Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Soul Miner
A science fiction story which was inspired by something that actually happened among the Lakota Sioux a hundred years ago… More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Aurora’s Call
This is another set poetry form, called a villanelle. Unlike the pantoum, it has a set number of stanzas, and two repeating lines in specified positions. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
April Obsession
So much I ought to be doing but All I want to do is play with flowers Plan elaborate gardens for rich people With perennial beds spiraling around fountains and lotus pools set with reeds and frogs And dogwoods wearing birdhouses like earrings. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Cassandra’s Quandary
The parasite class ascends triumphant, unimpeded in the swirling murkiness created by our endless circuses. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Convocation
I was just having fun with word-sounds here, but decided I liked it. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
January Silence
Yesterday I saw dead grasses draping into the creek forming ice-disks, crystalline lilypads in rows, like some ethereal high-pitched musical instrument. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Sun Set Storm Rise
Pink clouds rolling and tumbling Among grey and white ones, two sea-blue holes passing even as the first drops land and thunder rolls over the houses on the ridge. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Resignation
And so they marched, those armies of God, so long ago onto the plain of Armageddon they marched commanded by generals but led, the men knew, by God. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Red State Blues
I wrote this angry song in a state of disgust in 2005… More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Mid-Life Crisis
I’ll be forty soon…I believe it’s time for a mid-life crisis. It needn’t coincide with menopause—men have them at forty, I demand equal rights. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
A Crime Against Nature
I was just having fun with this…written when I had wild Canada lilies in my orchard, and later, Duchess of Albany clematis in my garden More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
The Bitter Dividend
This is an odd one. It resulted from one of those exercises where you have to use certain words. It has a ring of truth about it, but I don’t know where it comes from, whose truth it is… More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
The Why of Art
Why do writers write despite rejection slips? More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Adoptive Daughter
Blowing through these hills in ’76, I snagged on the branches of convenience. Hanging for the winter, I heard my note strike harmony. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
April Obsession
So much I ought to be doing but All I want to do is play with flowers Plan elaborate gardens for rich people With perennial beds spiraling around fountains and lotus pools set with reeds and frogs And dogwoods wearing birdhouses like earrings More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
You Will Rise
In Tunisia a man burns and a people quicken the flame spreads to Egypt, Wisconsin Wall Street, Santiago. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
Germination
Dark earth, softened by recent rain, hides a burrowing root-tip and a tiny pair of leaves unfolding within a bursting hull. Seeds, growing underground. More
Poetry Mary Wildfire November 1, 2018
On the Brink
Another pantoum… More
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