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. [...]

Gallows

Gallows

I watched his face. The play of emotions twisted his features into a grotesque mask as he tried to grasp what was happening. His face seemed to melt as he showed disbelief, then shock, anger, and hatred. Never a good card player, I hoped my face wasn’t as animated. For weeks before his trial, I [...]