I strung the decorations on the Christmas tree that I bought just for my boyfriend. We had just moved house together and I had insisted that we celebrate Christmas with his family as well as Hanukkah with mine. He […]
The crew buzzed around me like a swarm of irritated bees. One woman pulled at the unruley bit of hair that hung over my eyes. A short-ish man with glasses straightened my tutu. A severe woman clapped her hands, […]
I turned the door knob into the library. It left a smear of grime on my palm. I cringed. Welcome to the library, my mind snickered. Please wipe your hands before touching the books. We were too lazy to clean and […]
I wrapped yet another bandage around my wrist. I knew that I had to stop. But I couldn’t and I wouldn’t. The rush from the blood loss was intoxicating. The way that the blade would dance across the tender skin of […]
The adviser of the meeting stood at the front of the room, gesticulating with his arms. “I’m telling you people that it won’t work!”
I raised my hand, “But, sir, don’t we have to TRY to know for sure?”
I adjusted the modems postion. I was losing connection, and fast. Her face was coming forward in static. “Polly, I have to go,” I spoke the last words I wanted to speak to her.
I could see the shattered look in […]
I put the at harness in its place. My lead dog, Teata, chuffed and pawed at the ice. The other six were standing at attention, waiting for my command. I climbed on to my sled and gripped the reins in my mitton […]
Motion. That word was the bane of my existance for a long time. Exercise? How about not. Running? No. Jumping? I don’t think so. Then I woke one morning to see that my thighs have grown a bit to large for my […]
I shivered. A shudder ran up my spine as his rough fingertips traced lines on my shoulder. I batted his hand away, “Please, Tom, not here,” I giggled.
He shrugged and continued his motion, “Why not, Alecia?” he […]