Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
Now in our 8th year!

Budding

There’s a rough beauty to his face that catches the light,‭ ‬crude and yet gem-bright.

Standing beside the gardener effused with such lush life,‭ ‬Myrtle felt like a hollow shell in comparison,‭ ‬her heart beat dry and brittle in her breast.‭ ‬However this frail resentment crumpled loamy when his green gaze met her shard-glass glance.‭ ‬Cloying,‭ ‬she breathed the garden heat into her lungs and suffused throughout her blood,‭ ‬warming her very core.‭ ‬The green and good man took her heart in his lily fragrant hands,‭ ‬cradled like a new flower bud‭ – ‬in that tender grasp Myrtle could only bloom.

A bit about the author:

Celestine Golda usually finds her works of fiction growing out of control and wild,‭ ‬yet this drabbling bloomed quickly and nicely.‭ ‬May all allow their stories to take root in the garden hedged with language and enriched with imaginative experience. Visit author page