April 18, 2023
Alex had a tendency to slide in and out of a dreamworld, he envisioned he was a top Noir Detective with a woman/dame waiting on his desk, a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, and that he could move in and out of the shadows, hiding in the dark night.
April 18, 2023
She was a bit abrasive from word one, however that abrasiveness turned into tenacity. That quality hooked me so hard that I caught myself several times holding my breath, as I was reading.
April 15, 2023
Unintentionally, the MockingOwl Roost family chose this topic, Unknown & Unseen, for our first triannual issue in 2023 for a time in which the family would […]
April 14, 2023
Emma Jansen returns to the estate of her childhood when she learns of its planned demolition, which was the rumored inspiration for the Larrabee home in Sabrina. She can’t imagine her beautiful home as a planned high end condo community
March 24, 2023
Pallavi carefully put Junti to bed and sat beside her. The sounds of rain vividly reminded her of one such rainy evening three years ago when Junti had come to the orphanage with two other children.
March 18, 2023
I’ll build an empire, brick by brick A fortress for my soul to sit
March 11, 2023
Time rules the universe but we’ve boycotted It And it doesn’t rule us, I didn’t mean lord over us, we’ve chosen our ruler and our own planet, another version of the universe I didn’t mean continent
March 9, 2023
This mystery-thriller kept me guessing. It is set in England and, in part, at an old family estate in the country, both of which lend to the movie’s mystery. From the beginning, I could feel the tension that proved to weave throughout the story.
March 1, 2023
[You] assumed for sure you were one day going to wear a crown, reigning puffed-up, beloved…
February 25, 2023
You tried to remember last night, but there was nothing.
February 24, 2023
“The alarm. I have to go home today.” Not being able to take his breath, she sits up and lights a cigarette from her pack on the nightstand. She spots the watery rum and coke also on her nightstand and downs it. When the clock radio clicks and an announcer’s laugh shoots out of it, she hits the snooze button again and allows herself nine more minutes of staring off into space. After eight minutes, she unplugs the radio so that the alarm does not get Rob up.
February 22, 2023
o the body, white is like peaceful waters flowing The orange glow of twilight twinkles that the world may rest…
February 20, 2023
If there were a God would he want me to abide here under the sullen yellow moon
February 18, 2023
Is there an edge of the world? Idon’t know, but if there is, we saton it, tossed pebbles into the foamhundreds of feet below us.The few […]
February 17, 2023
She looked around and saw only a sea of sand. Dunes that swept out for as far as the eye could see. She decided to walk, for what else was there to do but walk? But in what direction should she go? The only path she could take was forwards. So, she walked forwards across the sand, her bare feet sinking with each step.
February 16, 2023
More than a decade ago, I had the privilege of accompanying my daughter, Rita, on a unique journey. She rode her bicycle or walked from the southernmost tip of Florida, all the way to Canada.
February 15, 2023
Save a chair, the room is empty, even of dust. The picture is small, little detail, but the chair would seem to be black walnut…
February 14, 2023
Welcome to the first issue of the MockingOwl Roost in 2023 – the All the Colors issue.
February 13, 2023
In voices harmonized through the ether we weave a chorus of dreams…
February 11, 2023
Gone is the sphere to deal with conflict and joy. All interactions moving along the cyber world. They need to learn to maintain eye contact or participate in meaningful conversation.