The Sky Is Black

I scroll past her photo. I feel ashamed looking at it, like she knows I’m watching.

Ohmygosh

This is when men’s word spells work the fastest—when I’m melting.

Keep Me

Let this tale serve as a reminder of the cost.

Talking to Myself

With every passing minute not knowing my grade, I die a little inside.

Placement Test

I come from an impressive line of strong Black Mountain Grim blood. We eat fear.

Word Spell

Once those hypnotic words take the shape of soft whispers and kisses, I’m done.

Honey Grim

The classroom door swings open. I turn around to the dark shape idling in the doorway.

Addio Papa Gio

The Cremonesi family gathers to say goodbye to their chef.