The Long Silence

It was the sixth anniversary of The Long Silence, as they’d dubbed it, all those years ago. Standing at the window, waving at the kids’ school bus, she cast a cursory glance at the clock. Not time yet. Her husband came in, offering to deal with the breakfast. She left him with the eggs and... Continue Reading →


Single in the city

I felt the eyes on me even as I tugged at the door behind me. When you’re a single girl living alone in a large city, you can never be smart enough, never be cautious enough. But this time I was in a hurry. Ignoring my instinct, I slammed the door shut and turned to... Continue Reading →

Nailed it!

“Change the color,” I said, “Only nude for me.” The assistant stood up and rolled her eyes at the salon supervisor. I didn’t actually see it happen but from long experience I know just what these people are like. She finished putting on the final coat of paint and sat back on her haunches. I... Continue Reading →

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