Author: Sunni K Brock

Hold Fast to Dreamers

“Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.”  – “Dreams” by Langston Hughes   The passing of a loved one is an opportunity to face your […]

Author Spotlight: Weston Ochse

Weston Ochse, our next spotlight in our continuing series on contributors to A Darke Phantastique, gets into the character of Ernest Hemingway in “The Fine Art of Courage”:   “The matador must have a spiritual enjoyment of the moment of killing. Killing cleanly and in a way which gives you esthetic pleasure and […]

Author Spotlight: Lucy A. Snyder

“Kudzu” is an invasive story from A Darke Phantastique contributor Lucy A. Snyder. It begins:   Your cell chimes just after you fall asleep. Swearing, you fumble for it on the nightstand. Certain you set the thing to vibrate, you stare at it blearily, wondering if you should just let it go to voicemail. LaRonda […]