I had a boyfriend, Jasper, who collected rabbits. He didn’t really own them; they acted more like strays he had picked up off the street. He’d let the rabbits roam free in his house. I’d be sitting in a chair and see a ball of white fluff scurry by. I loved it. Sometimes we made … Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole
If she hadn’t noticed the strange smell, Rosemary would’ve stepped right on the rotting carcass. She bent down to examine the body, a dead bat. It lay prostrate on the brown doormat. Most of its stomach and skin had been liquefied by a trail of ants and flies were already circling around it. Instead of … Continue reading What Waits in The Tall Grass
Today George is going to die. Of course, he’s not aware of this as he walks across the promenade for a cheap cup of coffee. No, if George knew he was going to die today he probably would have agreed to go get lunch with the rest of his coworkers; he probably would have said … Continue reading Apple – 3 Linked Flash Fictions
The Fishbowl The goldfish landed on the living room carpet with a loud thump. Dominic thought it would have made more of a splat sound, but no. He watched as the goldfish flopped around wildly. Its tiny black eyes darted back and forth. Dominic heard a small breathy noise—its gills. The carpet absorbed what little … Continue reading Broken
When it rains the river floods over. Gradually the deposited mud from the river accumulates. Year after year the mud piles up. This town is just a river delta. Perhaps I’m buried underneath all that mud. Of course, it’s not all mud. We've got palms and mesquite here as well. The land here is extra … Continue reading The Rio Grande
Rex came to us the way most things do; one day we saw him through a store window and picked him up from that cute toy shop on the corner of Main and Elm. At first, he was very quiet, lying still in our plastic bag, but the moment my son got a hold of … Continue reading REX – A Mother’s Nightmare
Attempt number two at digital art. This is definitely more of an illustration vibe, focusing less on blending and more on colors and layering. If anyone out there in the world wide web has any advice for a newbie, I'd be eternally grateful.