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Marie Croke

Marie Croke, a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, has had stories published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Dark Matter Magazine, and Cast of Wonders, among other fine magazines. You can find her online at mariecroke.com or chat with her @marie_croke on Twitter. She lives in Maryland with her family.
To Seek Himself Again

To Seek Himself Again

The lady possessed all her fingers. Even the useless fifths wiggled in obscure movements as she stroked the vines drooping from the terrariums and grazing the aquariums below. With curiosity bordering on the obscene, Keba sank the viper’s coils that made up his neck that he might gander at the lady’s feet, but they were tucked away neatly inside laced boots. If she’d traded a toe away, it had not been for something larger.