Bright overhead lights illuminated the room to constant and artificial noon. Canned elevator music played at a near-subliminal level, all but drowning out the millions of voices all talking at once. Noise canceling headphones blocked out the ambient noise, leaving each operator alone with the voice in his or her head. A voice, that was [...]
The morning sun was peeking over the foothills, a comforting warmth that peeled back a light blanket of fog. As the light diffused slowly across the valley, the animals awoke. Birds called out greetings, as lumbering cows made their way to breakfast on loose bales of sweet hay. She appeared suddenly on the dewy grass. [...]
You'll find me in that space between heaven and earth. Penned to the now, yearning ever skyward. Not quite a devil, and not nearly an angel.
Her heart monitor beeps were in sync with the pain that radiated through her body. The slightest movement sent electric shocks through every nerve. Shallow breaths were all she could stand, the ache keeping her just at the brink of consciousness. If she could have spoken, she would have begged for mercy, a released from [...]