Intensive Coursework: Aftermath

Sarah and Steven's story began here   The hand towel lay folded over the bar.  Sarah ran the fabric through her damp fingers, relishing in the plushness of the doubled thickness as she dried her hands.  For an object she touched daily, it felt almost foreign like this.  She never left it folded; it wouldn’t … Continue reading Intensive Coursework: Aftermath

Book of the Month: Stacy Goes to College

As some of you have likely guessed from the lack of regular posts, June is flying by for me. More than half way through the month, I've finally chosen a book- Stacy goes to College by Frank Martinet (who some may know as Flogmaster). His stories were among the first I read after stumbling on … Continue reading Book of the Month: Stacy Goes to College

Festive Festering

Valerie tossed a tangle of tinsel into the fire and cackled madly at the unnatural green flames that engulfed the ball of frustration. A decent depiction of her state of mind, she thought, as she turned her attention back to the tree.  For a first attempt, and objective account might describe it as “not bad.” … Continue reading Festive Festering

Ready for Teddy

The mantle clock told him that she had been waiting nearly half an hour. It chimed merrily despite the late hour, or perhaps “clanged” would have been a more appropriate description.  Some of his earliest memories featured the clock’s deep, methodical tocking in the background. The tocking had only grown louder over the years, and … Continue reading Ready for Teddy