“So this is a cook off for the inheritance? Is that what you’re saying? How much alcohol have you had today?” Mary studied her son for long moments. “Do you even know how to cook?” Jason snorted. “Of course.” Mary continued to stare. “Fine. Not really. But I get by.” “How? By hiring a cook? … Continue reading Priorities
“I do love you, that’s not the point.” “That’s exactly the point,” he said and grabbed my arms. His eyes softened. “Why are you doing this?” I swallowed. I had to be strong. “Because … it’s been nearly three years and you still haven’t gotten a job and you have no intentions of getting married.” … Continue reading You Have to Go
“Hey, are you going out? I need a birthday party flavor.” I blinked. Huh? “Don’t you mean favor? Flavors are something you taste.” I gave her a confused look. She laughed. “Wait. What did I say?” She flapped her hand impatiently. “Never mind, we’re running out of time, Ms. Grammar police.” I bristled. “I’m not … Continue reading Grammar Police
“Hey, where are you going?” I hobbled after the young woman . “Wait! There’s more!” I collapsed onto a park bench and rubbed my temples. My head pounded. Why was I in the park? What day was it? BIRD! “Hello bird,” I mumbled. “Would you like to hear my story? It’s an interesting juxtaposition of … Continue reading Self Medicated
She regretted her decision as soon as she walked into the building. Nearly everyone else was dressed in either navy or black. Her multi-colored dress and gold shoes were visible from two blocks away. She struggled to keep her body language from showing her inner turmoil. Taking a breath, she sat down and pretended to … Continue reading Brightly-Colored Ambitions
“It was only ninety-eight cents …” “Yes. But do you really need a Siamese cat salt shaker?” “But it was so cheap …” “Everything is cheap at the dollar store. But just because something is cheap doesn’t mean you buy it.” “But …” “Forget it. Let’s go eat.” “Fine. You buy.” “What?? It’s your turn … Continue reading Burning a Hole in Her Pocket
Saying goodbye was harder than she thought… “I feel sick,” Bonnie closed her eyes and focused on steadying her stomach. Now was not the time to projectile vomit all over the woman across from her. “You’ll be fine, just breathe.” Bonnie narrowed her eyes at the woman. “Really. I’ll be fine?” Her voice raised several … Continue reading Stop! I Changed My Mind!
I stared. “Wow. That house is small. And old … and ugly,” my friend said. I swallowed. “Are you ready?” I shivered. We walked up the stairs and across the porch, being careful to avoid the rotting planks. The door creaked as we pushed it open. I heard rustling from deep within the bowels of … Continue reading Painful Memories
The moment of truth has arrived - will I sink, or will I swim?
“We know where all the bodies are buried,” my sister’s friend snarled. My sister gave me an evil smile over her shoulder. “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I said while trying to calm my pounding heart. The Amazon (which is what I silently called my sister’s friend), held out her hands – … Continue reading Headless