Christmas glasses

[7 minute read - 2000 words]Dean and Rosemary carried the tree up to their four-story walk-up. He easily could have done it alone; it was the smallest tree in the lot, but Rosie insisted on helping by holding the tip while he carried the trunk. She stopped abruptly at the top of the first flight, … Continue reading Christmas glasses


Market Day

The market was not exactly bustling, but Frank knew the transaction would not take long. Elner was a prime specimen, there would be eager buyers. Frank tried to be logical about it, as his house leader had chastised him to be when he directed him to take Elner to be sold. Elner had been Frank’s … Continue reading Market Day

The Cherophobe: Chapter 1

Originally posted as "The Lily", this is now the first chapter of my work in progress. I thought I'd share this week, since I'm not writing any new stories in November. Cherophobia: A morbid aversion to cheerfulness Avoidance of events that normally cause happiness — Mosby's Medical Dictionary   Arthur the Purple and Amber was … Continue reading The Cherophobe: Chapter 1

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