The Man Who Shot Down the Sky

By Kristen Strmel The eyes of man did not always see beyond the sky. The hands of man did not always grace the sky. There was a time, indeed, when humanity existed only on this earth. It was the place of the gods to dwell above the sky, the blue ceiling that arced above the … Continue reading The Man Who Shot Down the Sky

This Side of the World

By Kristen Strmel I was 6 during my first spar. Mother had wanted it later, Father earlier. I used to hear them at night arguing over it. They were always quiet, but I tended to overhear things I shouldn’t have, for better or worse. I was a child, thin as a stick, but my partner … Continue reading This Side of the World