Nothing’s as it seems

Nothing’s as it seems

Rylee’s bubbly personality and refulgent smile could brighten anyone’s day. Anyone except Clifton. Clifton mistrusted perky people. He believed they were hiding something nefarious behind their shimmering friendliness. It was that perkiness that helped Rylee secure her patients’ advocate position at the VA. Clifton suspected she was a sleeper there to gather intelligence on the [...]

Stay with the classics

Stay with the classics

Thumbing though her tattered Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper, Elise muttered to herself. “This job screams, ‘classic’,” she said. “But, he doesn’t want ordinary.” Filled to overflowing with a sundry of keepsakes - handwritten notes, old newspaper clippings, yellowed photographs, movie tickets - the binder was Elise’s manual of mayhem. It was where she kept all [...]

New tenants

New tenants

For the past few years, I’ve had the honor of moderating Two Word Tuesday and The Darkroom for Our Write Side. With the support and participation of our friends there, OWS has enjoyed tremendous growth. To address that, a little restructuring and reformulating has been brewing. Beginning next week, May 1 and 3, Two Word Tuesday [...]

Tea and intrigue

Tea and intrigue

What has come before... Sabine, still shaken, sipped bitter valerian tea. “The Elders’ll never listen to you,” Sadella, her twin sister, said. “Bernd is senior to you, and they won’t even let him in the council room.” “I have to try,” Sabine said. “The devils are getting bolder.” “Only you’ve seen them,” Sadella said, trying [...]