Category: Short Story

Aftermath

Tall grass grew between the railroad timbers. The last time a train passed this way was probably back in 2020 during the Covid-19 outbreak. Lucas followed train tracks because they always lead somewhere. Long ago, he got into the habit of counting steps. Each… Continue Reading “Aftermath”

Freedom

On the day before they left the plantation, his former owner who had always treated him well, handed Tom Cook $10. This was more money than Tom had ever had in his life. The next day, he and his family headed northeast to Pennsylvania.… Continue Reading “Freedom”

Alone

The brilliant sun was showing signs of setting when Leona eased into her rocking chair. Her bones groaned and creaked; much like the chair who has been her only companion for many years. From the porch, she can see all the way to the… Continue Reading “Alone”

Devoured

Everyone is gone now. The crows have disappeared, and the locusts have moved on. There is nothing left but dried stalks, whitened bones, and a cold wind. This empty field save for my lone silhouette, this is the barrenness of harvest or pestilence. First,… Continue Reading “Devoured”

Texas Roots

“You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl.” – Janine Turner I didn’t have a typical childhood. It was one spent moving from place to place, never living anywhere for long. The one and… Continue Reading “Texas Roots”

The Widow

It’s a lovely day in my garden, and I am as happy as a woman can be. For you see, today I acquired a plant I have wanted from the first time I saw it. ‘Adenium Arabicum’, whose common name is Desert Rose. It’s… Continue Reading “The Widow”

Woman of the Sea

Early on in his life, Mannanan was kissed on the cheek by death when he almost drowned in the turbulent sea. When he let out his last breath certain he would die in this watery grave, something swam under him and pushed his body… Continue Reading “Woman of the Sea”

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