Break the Dark Lens
You there, in the corner!
"I don't understand," stammers the man in the corner.
"There's a pall over your life," I say.
"I still don't get it," the man says. A well-dressed woman comes up to reinforce him.
"No," I tell him.
"I am doing my best." The man sniffs, and takes the woman's arm.
I call after him, "Sir, please!
Then the dark lens transferred its attentions to me,
"Can you help me?" I ask the next person as he rushes by.
See, when they look me, they see the dark lens;
'Ware of the dark lens in your life, as well as the lives of your loved ones!
Barb Caffrey is a writer, musician, editor, and composer. (She likes to keep busy, y'see.) She has three novels published to date, Changing Faces, An Elfy on the Loose, and A Little Elfy in Big Trouble (all through Twilight Times Books), and a number of short stories (the most recent being "Fiona, Court Clerk in Training" in GIFTS OF DARKOVER) and poems have also found their way to publication.
She is working -- too slowly, alas! -- on a novel featuring Arletta the baseball psychic and her husband Fergus, a werewolf/shifter, along with several projects in the Elfyverse.
She lives in Wisconsin.
Check out an interview with Barb Caffrey at Blogcritics.
Reprinted by permission of the author.