Tag Archives: Beginnings

368 Days

368 Days She’d been thinking about him a lot lately.  He kept coming back, again and again. She thought of him in the morning, when the air was crisp and smelled like fall.  She thought of the long drive through … Continue reading

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Words

There were words.  They were just beginning to surface.  Sometimes she had to bite them back, force them away.  Keep them from spilling off her lips and into the vacant space between them.  As yet, they were only her words.  … Continue reading

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Andover

July 1693 Stepping into the summer’s bright light was like waking from a nightmare.  The heavy weariness, the lingering foreboding, but the feeling, the knowing, that it was over.  I blinked, lifted a hand to my brow, and shielded my … Continue reading

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Once Was Love

She sat in the uptown apartment, head in her hands.  The dark leather of the couch was cold against her bare legs, and goosebumps rose on her arms in the air-conditioned room.  It was too cold; it was always too … Continue reading

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The Magician

Author’s Note: Completely different.  Kind of fun. The Magician A cool evening breeze rolled in off the ocean, rustling the leaves of the few surviving trees and lifting the ash from the charred remains of what once was a beautiful … Continue reading

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This Was The End

This Was The End 1914 It was a strange feeling—to look upon a loved one and watch as he slowly and painfully slipped away. A hopeless, empty, tight feeling. A feeling she would hate to remember but could never forget. … Continue reading

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A Moment

A Moment The moment I saw her, the moment my eyes lit upon her face—the familiar slant of her eyes, the turn of her nose, the pout in her lips—I knew her, could picture every inch of her, feel her … Continue reading

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Stories

January, 2002 She woke, as if still in a dream, to screaming, terrible screaming.  Bright yellow light poured from beneath her door.  The wailing continued, growing closer. The door suddenly burst open, flooding the room with light and blinding her.  … Continue reading

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Square One

The phone rang.  She smiled a little as she picked it up—she was always pleased to see that name on the screen. “Hey, what’s up?” And so passed a few pleasantries.  She was pretty sure she rambled a little, but … Continue reading

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