Short stories/Poetry

Jasmine Unchained

Flashing blue lights promised justice as the police hauled away the young, handcuffed menace, while his mother’s pleas, a grating sound against the chalkboard of that justice, polluted the air. “You just don’t understand him,” she cried inciting angry protests and hateful glares from her neighbors. “He’s a good boy!” Jasmine, hunched over what was […]

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In My Head, Short stories/Poetry

Whimsical Nonsense

People dancing on the sidewalk in a rain storm and the car breaking down under the trees. The brakes don’t work and the cow won’t shut up. Nothing’s on TV but watching it anyway. The sounds of the water in the fish tank putting me to sleep. The room is not dark, but dimly lit […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Isabel’s Fool Idea

    It didn’t make no sense to me her talking about escape. I slapped her hard the first time she said it to me. The master had been good to us–especially Isabel. He gave her scraps of meat straight from his own plate. He let her keep some of the eggs from the chickens. […]

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