Category Archives: Katy Originals

Arrival

Arrival (copyright 2018) “What exactly is the point of all this, anyway?” Anastasia Donald asked herself this question many times. She was exhausted. She was lying on a cot in a daze, picking up one baby and putting the other … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Freedom

copyright 2018 (text) “Mama Anna, why do you go out singing all the time?” Jasmine asked her stepmother. “It’s scary when you’re all gone!” “Well, you don’t have to worry – you have your Uncle Gabriel and Auntie Leanna here … Continue reading

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Eternal Love on a Summer’s Evening

copyright 2018 The sun sets behind the trees, The river flows calmly on, The insects are buzzing, The birds are singing, The air is gentle and warm. Supper has been cooked and eaten, The smell of woodsmoke and fish linger … Continue reading

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The Tree

copyright 2018 Sometimes she indeed wondered: What if the tree had fallen the other way? What if it had been her beloved – And not his brother – Lying dead beneath it? Would she have left and never returned? Gone … Continue reading

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For Much Too Long

copyright 2018 She went to bed in joy, Excited to have guests, Their house had been quiet, Their family small, For much too long. She was still unsure, She was not used to men, Except for their servant, It had … Continue reading

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Annie’s Escape

copyright 2018 Part II of “Annie’s Interrogation“ “Daddy, why isn’t Mummy coming to meet us?” “Mummy and Andrew were too badly hurt to come with us.” “What about Puffball?” “He stayed to protect Mummy and Andrew.” “Why didn’t we stay … Continue reading

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Annie’s Interrogation

copyright 2018 (companion short to No Fixed Address & Fixed No Fixed Address) They shoved her hard into the metal chair, cursing at her for failing to land properly on the seat as they pulled her handcuffed arms around the … Continue reading

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