Back to nature

Back to nature

Jasper snatched the shovel from Amee and started backfilling the hole she’d dug earlier. She chewed the inside of her cheek, biting off the words simmering in her mouth. Jasper handed her back the shovel, ignoring her peeved expression. “I had it,” Amee finally said. “Sure, and with more practice, you’ll be great,” Jasper said. [...]

Water’s fine

Water’s fine

“Tell me about this dream again.” I looked unblinkingly at my therapist a moment before closing my eyes so she can’t see me roll them. “I’m at the top some wooden stairs,” I began. “What’s on either side of you.” One eyelid parted a fraction. “Nothing, just steps leading down to a rocky beach.” “And, [...]

100 Word Challenge: Heart

100 Word Challenge: Heart

Today is Valentine’s Day. A day to profess your undying adoration for those special people in your life. Or, as my husband insists, it’s a made-up observance to make money for the greeting card and candy industries. It's not a particularly important holiday for us. We’ve been together for nearly 40 years. There is only [...]