A Place in the Forest, Part IV

A branch snapped loudly beneath Ivan’s foot, hidden by the carpeting of brown leaves that covered the forest floor.  He froze and held his breath, listening intently.  He was conducting an experiment; he wanted to find out how close he could get to Mava’s clearing without her sensing him.  Every time he went there she… Continue reading A Place in the Forest, Part IV

A Simple Spell

I am on the right path. Everything is as it should be.  I am open to new experiences. I completely believe in my abilities. I am receiving amazing gifts and opportunities. Every day, I create my perfect reality. I always get what I want. I am able to let go and trust in the flow… Continue reading A Simple Spell

A Place in the Forest, Part III

“That settles it,” Mava said decisively, concluding a dialogue she’d been having with herself. “We’ve got to go swimming.” Ivan smiled weakly. “I think I’ll just put my feet in,” he ventured. “I’m really not that hot.”  A drop of sweat chose that moment to roll off the tip of his nose, undermining him.  Mava… Continue reading A Place in the Forest, Part III

A Place in the Forest, Part II

“Oh no, I can’t eat that.” Ivan paused with his hand still outstretched offering the smoked trout on its open napkin.  “Uh, there’s hardly any bones in it, if that’s what you’re worried about,” he said uncertainly. “I’m pretty good at deboning them.  But you do have to be careful anyway,” he added hurriedly. “Some… Continue reading A Place in the Forest, Part II

A Place in the Forest

A heavy crashing of branches sent two stealthy ravens up from their cover of leaves, croaking disgruntledly.  Mava’s knife was already in her hand when the man landed in an undignified tumble of twigs on the thick moss at her feet. “Lecher,” she snarled, crouching back. “Spying on me, were you?” The man scrambled gracelessly… Continue reading A Place in the Forest