The Blessing

Elderly Professor Janek had been on enough digs to know how to conserve his fluids and energy in the scorching heat and driving wind. Kamala rode behind him, a clay colored headscarf wrapped around her to keep the sand out of her mouth and eyes. His most trusted research assistant, she could detect barely perceptible … Continue reading The Blessing


Grandma was an alien

The band of cousins had been rolling over each other and playing like puppies all afternoon. Now they were settling down, sprawled out on the furs that covered the floor, squealing as one occasionally stepped on another. “Grandma, how did you and Grandpa meet?” asked Marta, a newly minted teenager steeped in romance. The others … Continue reading Grandma was an alien