Tag Archives: Loss

A Word

A Word She woke in the dark, as she did every night.  She reached for the phone on the shelf beside her bed, clicked the center circle, checked for his message.  And as every night for the last three weeks, … Continue reading

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Giving In

And it’s over, and I’m going under. But I’m not giving up; I’m just giving in.  :: Florence and the Machine :: …………………………………………………………….. Giving In Her heart ached. It twisted.  It beat too fast, felt too heavy. She couldn’t find the … Continue reading

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Fool

She had always known she was a fool.  She had come to recognize her tendency to leap before looking.  She was impulsive, and she did what she felt.  And when she felt differently, she did differently.  She acted in the … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Had No Heart

The Boy Who Had No Heart He couldn’t stop thinking about her.  It had been seventeen days.  Not that he was counting.  But it had been seventeen days. He had kept himself busy the first two weeks—between work, school, those … 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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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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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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