First make sure the way is clear to the path to your door. Remove all the stones, unless they’re pleasingly oblong, but never on a blue moon night.
Let the weeds grow wild and behead all the pansies (to keep the jinn away). Allow the black cats free roam to encircle your home for they bring messages from those passed over on nights such as this . . .
You can read the rest of this piece by downloading a copy of Free Verse Revolution Issue III: Hestia (hearth & home).
I’m so delighted to have two of my prose pieces featured in it! The other one is entitled The In-between Places. (You’ll find me on pages 173-176).
Thank you so much to Kristiana Reed for giving them a home amongst other great scribes. After receiving more than my fair share of rejections, it’s truly heartwarming to finally receive a few acceptances. They’re like men and buses. Or pens that roll under the bed. Magpies in pairs and all the missing socks finally turning up again. Anyway, I’m pretty stoked. Hope you enjoy reading it 🙂