“Words and their meanings have weight in the world of matter, shaping and reshaping realities through a most ancient alchemy. Even my own writings—so damnably powerless–may have just enough power to reach the right person and to tell the right truth, and change the nature of things.”
― Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Until that message.

Type: Writing toward novel | Genre: Speculative Fiction | Date: June 10, 2022 | Author: Lala Jackson I had gotten to the point where our covert war felt normal, but it wasn’t what I had ever wanted to raise my children in. I struggle with the shame of it—how much, when I received that message from Cace, I was excited to dive…

If she shushes me again I’m going to scream.

Type: Free write | Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Date: June 8, 2022 | Author: Lala Jackson If she shushes me again I’m going to scream. I don’t want the most memorable story of my I-can-surely-find-myself-in-Spain trip to be getting kicked out of the hammam spa, so I stand up from the baths, wrap my towel around my waist, gulp the last of…

A tree. A bear. A sorceress. A shepherd.

Type: Free write | Genre: Fiction/Fable | Date: June 1, 2022 | Author: Lala Jackson A tree. A bear. A sorceress. A shepherd.  First, I was a tree. I first felt wonder then. I started out as a sapling. I suppose I actually started out as a seed, then a small shoot from the ground, but my time as a sapling is…

Angels + Super Weird Humans

Type: Free write | Genre: Speculative Fiction | Date: May 18, 2022 | Author: Lala Jackson What we do doesn’t make sense. On paper, sure. Protect the humans. Try to provide a little order to their chaos. Give ‘em lil’ reminders of hope, like the twenty-dollar bill they forgot was in their spring jacket or a card from their great…

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