Erich and Will stumbled into the apartment and slammed the door behind them. Both collapsed onto the living room sofa. Blood trickled down through the grime on Will’s temple and his swollen right cheek was beginning to turn an odd shade of … Continue reading Snapshot: After the fight
Orange-colored lights from the street lamps poured in through the bedroom windows, illuminating the small alarm clock on the dresser. Tamsyn rolled her head over to one side to catch a glimpse of the digital clock as it clicked to … Continue reading Tamsyn
“Just start writing!” Calliope insisted. “Write about anything! I will help you.” “But I just don’t have the time,” I wailed. “I am swamped at work in a never ending cycle of reports, spreadsheets, and budgets. I don’t get home … Continue reading Conversation with a Muse
“I feel as if all the joy has been sucked out of me,” Dawn remarked. “I’ve never mourned for anyone before in my life.”
She stopped for a moment to compose herself. She smoothed out her skirt and adjusted her position on my sofa.
I tried to read her facial expression and body language from the moment she entered my office and sat down. She was well-poised and graceful, and possessed an inner sadness that belied the shaky smile that did not reach her eyes. Continue reading “An Interview With Grief”
The early morning sunlight streamed through the apertures of the window blinds casting hazy shadows on the walls. The bedside clock ticked rhythmically towards its appointed hour, where it sounded an alarm at 7:00 o’clock.
Glenn uncovered his head from under the bed sheets and squinted towards the sound. His hand made its way in the direction of the familiar sound and hit the “dismiss” button. Continue reading “Another man’s war”
Fabienne’s legs were still tingling and half asleep when the flight landed. She’d changed planes twice since leaving home two days ago but this final connection lasted almost 10 hours. At 20 years old, this was the first time she had … Continue reading A New Adventure