I should’ve gotten the hint when the lights started flickering as I lounged on my couch Saturday night, a pencil tucked behind my ear as I read through the rough draft of my English dissertation, focusing every fiber of my being to make it perfect. Ginger was curled up on my legs, purring in contention. I dismissed the flickering as the result of the wind … Continue reading Blackout — Part One
I dodged behind the tall bush and stood completely still, listening for the feet thudding on the pavement to pass by, although at this point, I couldn’t differentiate between that and my heart hammering against my chest. Breathing through my nose so as not to expose my position, I peeked around the bush to check if the coast was clear. It was. Crouching, I swiftly … Continue reading You’re It!
The door slammed as two ladies entered the cafe, sending the welcome bells in a wild frenzy, bringing in a smog of tension that penetrated the farthest corner of the room. They flew past my seat to the booth in front of where I sat, setting themselves down, the silence between them deafening. The waitress lurked a little ways away from their booth, afraid to … Continue reading Cafe