The Hopeful Wanderer – Lost to Hidden

A ruined city glimpsed between thick clouds, spires and skyscrapers towering above the earth, breaking through the eternal fog enveloping its forgotten world. Sunlight poking through the windows illuminated dangling innards -- wires and ventilation ducts. Cold and empty and beckoning explorers and wanderers alike. I stood somewhere within the fog layer but still outside … Continue reading The Hopeful Wanderer – Lost to Hidden

The Hopeful Wanderer – Wreckage Recollected

Every wrecked window of the fallen airplane contained a different story. The story that interested me existed at the front of the plane. Or it would have, if the crash hadn't shorn the cockpit windows clean off when it plowed the plane's nose into the ground. I stood on the spine of a once-white, narrow-body … Continue reading The Hopeful Wanderer – Wreckage Recollected

The Hopeful Wanderer – Macabre Collaboration

From a nearby pond, I heard a very small argument. More of a berating, actually. A tiny voice pierced the peace of the meadow where I lay napping. "You must fly!" it shrilled. "How else can we be together?" With a groan, I sat upright, immediately spotting the speaker. A handsome blue and black butterfly … Continue reading The Hopeful Wanderer – Macabre Collaboration

The Hopeful Wanderer – Dying Flowers

Glass tubes glinted in the afternoon sunlight pouring in through the front window. Each tube contained a bright colored liquid, several flower varieties soaking up the colorful water. Only, their blossoms were the wrong color. As I examined them, yet another bloom changed, a pink carnation darkening to brown. I turned to the florist hovering … Continue reading The Hopeful Wanderer – Dying Flowers

The Hopeful Wanderer – The Cost of Skepticism

"It collects starlight, you see," my host explained. She sat across from me at her kitchen table, the two of us admiring a geometrically cut crystal orb dangling from the top of the big picture window overlooking her dining room. Weak afternoon sunlight filtered through the orb, scattering little rainbows across the table's surface. I … Continue reading The Hopeful Wanderer – The Cost of Skepticism