A cold draft blew through the room. He drew his coat tighter and pulled his hands farther into the cuffs. The drapes rippled.
Thunder rumbled like stone overhead. The wind pushed against him.
“A storm is coming.”
He heard. He squeezed the worn pendant in his fist.
My niece’s christening is tomorrow here at the cathedral.
The flight could’ve been better. I’d asked Martin to book it months ago, but Continue reading Confess
Life spills out. A drop here or there at first. Then a slosh more. We stumble. The bucket jostles and a mess is made of what was once most precious. A will yet carries us on, our burden heavier and yet our time evaporating. Continue reading Torn
“I’m a trained hypnotist.”
He raised an eyebrow. “Really?”
Her smile was meant to gain his trust. “Do you want to try it?” Continue reading Compass
Cold air bit my nose. Frost covered our campsite and sparkled in the morning sunlight.
“C’mon, sleepyheads!” I called, trying to get the girls moving. “I’ve made hot chocolate.” Continue reading In Near Proximity to Bliss
I’m pleased to announce my story Souls Losing has been published by The Drabble.
He gave Esmee the afternoon of the Queen’s birthday off. She didn’t deserve it, but she’d asked. Many times.
“I’ll accompany you,” he informed her.
She blinked. “Oh, you don’t have—”
He locked the shop door. “Come along.” Continue reading The Eggucation of Esmee
He sat, watching the dance of the hearth flames. Promises had been made, kept. Everyone had doubted him. A smile tickled the corners of his face. The wine caressed sweeter.
The door crashed open. His most trusted Continue reading Elastic