Temples Damp with Sweat

“The mushrooms faded. His exhaustion emerged. The tree fort wasn’t big enough, so he opened the first aid kit, took out the emergency blanket, wrapped himself in silver, and laid beside the fire. Salt and vinegar chips quelled his hunger, as he studied the stars of the Pleiades, and drifted off to sleep…”


The Circle, Part Four

Part One Part Two Part Three Before Gram could force her mind on to a more pleasant memory than the Wickwester Disaster which, after all,  happened 71 years ago,  she heard voices outside her door.  “So, Dr. Johnson, what’s your expert diagnosis?” “You don’t have to be sarcastic. All I’m saying is I don’t think […]

I Thought You Were Dead

His apartment was on the second floor of a three-story building.  On the top lived a woman and her five-year-old son.  She was married to a captain in the Croat army.  He was usually at the front, although sometimes he came home with his guns for a few hours of leave.  The fighting was only […]