Love is acceptance. Acceptance of others, acceptance of self. Without acceptance, love is an inhibitor.
Fragments of Life's Heart – Transitions
by Mog Moogle
Freya dragged the heavy antique steamer trunk from her closet. It slid across the shag carpeting of her bedroom as she tugged on the handle. When it was by her bed, she opened her nightstand drawer and pulled out the brass key that fit the locks on the bands wrapping it. With a few twists, some clicks, and an audible creek of the old hinges, she lifted the lid.
She put the key back in the nightstand before looking down in the trunk. It was all of her clothes. Dresses, high heeled shoes, her makeup tucked in one of the built in cubbies and two wigs; one blond, the other brunette. Pulling out the folded one-piece red dress that she reserved for dates with Douglass, she sat it on the bed before picking up the blond wig and setting on top of it. Then she pulled out her nicest heels and lipstick.
Freya stood up from the bed with the lipstick and the wig in her paws, and walked over to the small vanity mirror on top of her chest of drawers. She put on her wig, adjusted it around her ears and then brushed it neat with her fingers. Uncapping the lipstick, she applied it with practiced precision. As she walked back to her bed to get the rest of her outfit for the day, she stopped and looked at the elastic bandage on her nightstand.
Freya picked it up, turned it over in her paws and giggled softly. She pitched it into the small waste-bin near her desk, then nodded to herself. She wasn't going to hide anymore.
Transitions © Mog Moogle
Fragments of Life’s Heart © Laura "Munchkin" Lewis & Stefano "Mando" Zocchi
Cover art © Darkomi http://nightsoulsillustrations.weebly.com/
Love and all its various forms. From the familial to the romantic. Fragments features seasoned veterans and newcomers alike in an anthology that, like love, is one for the ages. Weasel Press presents Fragment’s of Life’s Heart
Tending the Fires - Jess E Owen
Transitions - Mog Moogle
The Mistress of Tidwell Manor - Renee Carter Hall
Yet Time and Distance - Kris Carver
Polynomials - Fever Low
Raise Your Voice - Stefano "Mando" Zocchi
Going Out - T C Powell
Harvest Home - Altivo Overo
The Foreigner - Dwale
Trade All the Stars - Watts Martin
Draw to the Heart - Ocean Tigrox
Paint the Square-Cut Sky - Slip-Wolf
Hearth Soup - Laura "Munchkin" Lewis
Brass Candy Girl - M C A Hogarth
Footsteps - Televassi
Rain Check - Field T Mouse
The Soul of Wit - Daniel Lowd
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