Cozy Flash: “Elizabeth and the Egg-Laying Rooster”

The swordsman said, “Fetch me the rooster.” And his daughter obeyed. Elizabeth left the castle quickly and crossed the street in her search. She knew which rooster he meant—the great, black rooster, almost as large as she was, with one eye green and the other gray, that lived in the house on Tumble Hill on … More Cozy Flash: “Elizabeth and the Egg-Laying Rooster”

Cozy Flash: “Billable Hours for the Disputed Rights of the Chosen One”

The esteemed firm of Babbitage and Esqueaken is pleased to present Your Highness Alphonse I, Regent of the Hundred Isles, warlord of our glorious campaign against the known world, billable hours for your litigation against the pretender, the false claimant against your son, in the dispute of the named Chosen One of the Kingdom. All … More Cozy Flash: “Billable Hours for the Disputed Rights of the Chosen One”

Cozy Flash: “Iai, Iai, Mele (Listen, Listen, Child)”

Grandmother sits on the floor of her ruined house wearing only her nightshirt when I find her the morning after the shockstorm. It has taken me half the night to climb to the little village at the edge of the cold, clear mountain lake, where a handful of elderly villagers stubbornly cling to their traditional … More Cozy Flash: “Iai, Iai, Mele (Listen, Listen, Child)”