CONFERENCE IN THE TREEHOUSE

Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com Her voice, small and trembling, woke me like an alarm clock. A single word had me tumbling from the womb of warm sheets.The drive is quiet, my teeth ground together by the tension, knowing that at any moment, I might arrive to some horror scene, blood and rage. Frightened … Continue reading CONFERENCE IN THE TREEHOUSE

Ten Years

I still smell The air of medical struggle, They took you in Sudden but not a surprise, Knowing you were hanging on, Soul packed and ready to fly To better skies than the night Overhead, I'd stayed a year of Saturdays, Bore spousal displeasure, To try and offer up a meagre Sacrifice against the grief … Continue reading Ten Years

A Thanksgiving Guest

Paul sat on the kerb, staring out at nothing, shuddering despite the blanket wrapped around him.The African medallion hung from his neck. There was a single drop of blood splattered across it. Detective Harris stood across from him as she kept an eye on the CSUs processing the scene. He glanced up, brown eyes watering … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Guest

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Synopis: Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves, round about page 77, what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other. Rosemary is now an only … Continue reading We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Until Spring

Paula stared through the window as her dad drove them across the state. He kept up a constant stream of bland jokes and observations, desperate for a smile or even a sigh of exasperation. Nothing. His baby girl was as impassive as a terracotta warrior. The heat hadn't helped, the final assault of a summer … Continue reading Until Spring