The Red Lighter

The silence of the room prickled my skin like chigger bites on a summer night. It’s a real wonder I managed to stay here as long as I did. Time and again, the teddy bear pictures on the wall had creeped their way into my dreams. Today, their lopsided gaze warned me to get a […]


In Honor of the Election, A Story

A New Beginning She startled awake and looked around, wild-eyed, forgetting for a moment where she was.  The flickering TV cast a cold light over the room.  One AM.   She hadn’t slept for long.  She lay on her back with her head tilted awkwardly on the hard foam pillow and gazed down at her belly.  […]