Snapshots, 090619

In the seat in front of me, a girl's voice teases upward into a laugh. Between the window and the seat, her face is framed by light and a smartphone pressed to her ear; she's talking to someone she loves. The sun is hard in its heat and soft in its rays, and swaddles me… Continue reading Snapshots, 090619

Rainfall

To my grandpa---I love you always. An unacknowledged fear divides us, holds us back with steel, rolled and cold, drawing the warmth of our hands every time we dare touch the edge. We keep a safe distance. We observe each other, one hand outstretched, the rain of the skies falling all around us. The rain… Continue reading Rainfall

Water and Storybooks

Inspired by one of my dreams, from a few days ago.  I'm honestly confused as to what exactly it means . . . Grey water, a sheen of rainbow oil threaded through it, lapped at my neck.  A cold chill nipped at my skin, but inside I was impervious to it.  The sinking ferry, yards… Continue reading Water and Storybooks

Elise

Short story, 6303 words. Living in an apartment with her late mother’s friend in New York, all 18-year-old Elise Cady wants is to not talk to anyone. However, when her mother’s friend sends her off to work for an accomplished and enigmatic business woman, she can’t help but be pushed out of her comfort zone.