Mythical Drabbles: ‘Home of Lyrics’ by Maggie D. Brace

Please enjoy today’s drabble, ‘Home of Lyrics’ by Maggie D. Brace!

Home of Lyrics

Maggie D. Brace

The waning sun slanted across the yurt, illuminating the protective elemental symbols on each wall:  fire, water, earth, metal, and wood.  An intertwined design wove its way about the roof’s smoke-stained wooden crown. After sunset, Batu opened the door flap and peered out, something he’d been warned against.  Ripples in the sand nearby caught his attention and he drew back.  Slowly emerging from the sand, a red serpent arose, flicked its tongue and slithered into the tent.  The death worm spat its acid venom, but Batu leapt aside, narrowly avoiding a most painful death. The yurt’s protective powers prevailed.

Maggie D. Brace is a long-time denizen of Maryland, teacher, gardener, basketball player and author. She attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Loyola University, Maryland.  She has written ‘Tis Himself: The Tale of Finn MacCool and Grammy’s Glasses, and has both tied with Anne Tyler in the Baltimore Sun Paper Reader’s Choice for best local writer as well as lost out to John Waters. As heady as this sounds, she remains a humble scrivener and avid reader presently aging gracefully in situ.


Work Published with INSIGNIA STORIES

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Horror Matsuri #8: ‘Night with the Batibat’ by Maggie D. Brace

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Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash

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