Baron de la Croix

Patrick Paul

The Electric Art Gallery: Paintings Under $250

From Master of the Crossroads by Madison Smartt Bell

I felt fear in my horse's heart, between my knees. I let the reins out and rode quickly on. The night was warm, but a cold straight line was down my back, like death. I took a lump of the desert salt from the sack and held it on my tongue, my jaws shut tight.