Thecla, a Dark Romance [Fiction]

I kicked him in the face when I first saw him. Now seeing him perched at the right hand of this man, this dictator they worshipped—Bishop Kato, they called him, all adorned in the finest sheepskin and whatever other animals he was wearing, made me want to kick him right off his man-made pedestal. “I…

[Book Review] Bloodroots by B. Elae

“You were special before someone told you so.” These words appear almost halfway into Ms.Elae’s book of poetry, Bloodroots, forming the message and theme of so many of her poems: human worth and dignity, often hidden and unrecognized. Ms. Elae writes about addicts and victims of violence, plus people who have been lost and broken…