Exquisite, translucent, shimmering. Vials of ancient mystery plucked from sand-blasted ruin by an intrepid adventurer.
Now lost, due to his new love, unknown until one evening when he placed his first bet. Cards became his new mistress, replacing exotic beauty hard won weeks before. Opalescent love, sacrificed for earthly addiction.
Simon Clarke was born in and raised and currently resides in East Anglia, United Kingdom. He has been writing fiction for at least five years and regularly submits to UK and international publications as well as reading short pieces and poetry at open mic events. He is currently working on his first novel and continues to write short stories and poetry.