Dinner for Two

Days of anticipation, waiting, and coordination had finally led to this: a dinner. To Darren, though, this wasn’t just any dinner. It was a dinner with Tereus, though nearly everyone in their office except Darren called him Terry. On that brisk Monday evening at their office, Tereus came strutting up to Darren in six-inch, black... Continue Reading →

A Song for Malikai

It was just a hole in the ground, Malikai told himself. A hole that appeared in the backyard of his small, cozy summer cottage. A hole that sang to him; that called to him from the depths of who knew where. Malikai wanted to break away and run, but, there was something palpable in the... Continue Reading →

Leigh

                Leigh stood in front of the room preparing to eulogize her father. She stared at the faces of those who came to attend. Some were friendly, but most were there to show their disdain for the man they say ruined their lives.                 “Let me just start by saying that, my father and I... Continue Reading →

Sangre de Inocentes

“Las calles lloran con la sangre de inocentes”, se dijo mi madre. Era una frase favorita de ella por toda mi vida. Y aun hoy, todavía no puedo olvidarlo. Especialmente con lo que pasaron el otro día. Estaba caminando a mi casa cuando en la esquina de mi ojo, vi un espectro… o al menos... Continue Reading →

The Music Box

                Applause thundered from the concert hall as Saotomé Golán finished the closing note on his fifth symphony. According to him, it would be his last. Just days before this final performance, he sent out a press release stating that he would no longer be composing music as he wanted to spend the last few... Continue Reading →

Idyllville

                It was our wedding weekend and Wesley and I had just jumped the broom. Wesley had thought it a silly tradition, but I insisted. My parents and grandparents had done it. So had his parents and grandparents…so to me, it only seemed tradition. After a lot of hemming and hawing, he agreed only on... Continue Reading →

The House at the End of the Hall

            The house was like every other in the neighborhood. It had a white façade that was interspersed with pieces of brick. It had two tall windows on the upper floor that extended down, giving the house the appearance of a face, especially when you consider the door that sat firmly centered between the two... Continue Reading →

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