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Redecorating Heaven

by McKenzie Richardson

 

Merlot-hued spatters stain white feathers as I snap the final bone, hanging my newest creation up for display. These heavenly angels have gotten soft in their home of clouds, always so trusting. That was their downfall, my advantage.

I didn’t fall from Heaven—I was pushed. But I crawled my way back up.

I lick the blood from my fingers, surveying the crippled bodies that decorate greying rainclouds. I’ve won the war and earned my right to remake this world. It will be perfect, no matter how many wings I have to break to force it into my own image.

McKenzie Richardson

McKenzie Richardson lives in Milwaukee, WI. Most recently, her work has been featured in anthologies by Black Hare Press, Eerie River Publishing, and Iron Faerie Publishing. She has also published a poetry collaboration with Casey Renee Kiser, 433 Lighted Way, and her middle-grade fantasy novel, Heartstrings, is available on Amazon.