Snow Day

https://cosmiksquirel.deviantart.com/art/Wasted-and-Confused-67105480 Corrine's day started as a low grade headache as she looked out at the window and saw the flurries of snow ¬†She massaged her temples and swallowed. Her tongue was thick as she scraped the edge of her front teeth over it. Corrine looked at the bruising under her eyes from too little sleep … Continue reading Snow Day

Eight Years Rehearsal

He had left before I awoke, pausing only to kiss me on the cheek and leave me a cup of tea. It would be too cold to drink by the time I woke up, but I appreciated the gesture. My house had seen dark times, none of which he had been privy to, but his … Continue reading Eight Years Rehearsal

The Door Is Always Open

  https://xbastex.deviantart.com/art/The-door-is-always-open-260977321   1.   Gloria had been at a book launch for one of her clients, promoting a bombastic thriller which played on modern female fears with the exacting due of a spreadsheet, when she bumped into the woman. She was ostentatious and feline in her long purple dress and headful of loose, auburn … Continue reading The Door Is Always Open

An Ocean Communion

https://ahermin.deviantart.com/art/Walking-on-Water-53526844 Ursus looked up and ¬†watched a lone gull battling against the wind before he brushed the sand from his robes and got to his feet. It had been a long night awake, meditating on the ocean before him and his eyes burned with fatigue. He adjusted the belt on his robe and picked up … Continue reading An Ocean Communion

Down By The Pier

https://shikoro.deviantart.com/art/Down-by-the-Pier-106775394   Jenny was wiping down the counter when she watched Shirley hobble to the end of the pier, a carrier bag of stale bread swinging from her left hand as she looked out at the sunset.   The burger bar was hot, uncomfortable work and she went home each day with a fresh burn … Continue reading Down By The Pier

Customer Complaint

https://framedbynature.deviantart.com/art/January-3rd-424471811 Ivor walked out of the mall, putting more weight on his cane as he adjusted his cap to alleviate the thin layer of perspiration. The canvas shopping bag was gripped in his left hand, swollen knuckles turned pale from the pressure of his grip. It swung with the weight of its contents as he … Continue reading Customer Complaint