Lovely Affliction

Lovely Affliction

“I’m not making it up,” I say. I know she doesn’t believe me. “I know that, Grandma.” No, you don’t. “Do you?” “Yes,” Maggie says and then sighs. I know she thinks I’m nuts. She’s sitting in the visitor’s chair next to my hospital bed. Her elbows are resting on her...
The Dawn Party

The Dawn Party

“And you say this is noble, Germaine?” asked the guest. Count Germaine Edderington the Fourth, and last, scratched at his pale cheek. “Noble, well, er, it depends on your perspective, doesn’t it?” “Do go on.” Germaine swallowed and took a moment to take in the...
Chicken Balls & Lobster

Chicken Balls & Lobster

April was gazing at the counter. She had been doing this, off and on, for several minutes now and Dennis was getting curious. "Penny, or even a quarter, for your thoughts?" He asked. "Hmmm?" She turned toward him. "Sorry, that singing lobster...