Pressed Flowers (228 Words) She found them pressed between the leaves of one of her childhood favorites. The flowers were flat, pale purple. She didn’t remember when she had put them there. “What is it?” Eddie was watching her, bent over the box he was packing. It would have been easier to hire movers, butContinue reading “Pressed Flowers”
The World Between the Horns (52 Words) When Jack brought the old cow home he knew it wouldn’t save the farm.
The Star Balloon (201 Words) She was looking at the sky. It was a wide open sky, clear and blue. It had that color and brightness that can make your eyes water. But Annie stared straight up, watching the white lines of cloud pass like light gossamer threads in wind. Somewhere behind all that blueContinue reading “The Star Balloon”
Winter Child (488 Words) There was a man who walked this road a very long time ago, when the ground here was all shrubs and long gray grass. Every morning, from early dawn to evening, he walked this way to work. And some time in his walking, he noticed a young girl. She was aContinue reading “Winter Child”
The Patchwork Flag (169 Words) “It’s raining.” “Aye. It is.” She could feel his eyes on her. She didn’t look up from her work, her precise needle stitching together corduroy and silk. Her husband sat beside her. He lifted the patchwork at one fold, feeling the texture. “Is this Maggie?” The woman raised her head,Continue reading “The Patchwork Flag”