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100: Freedom

She tries to cry freedom as if it would make it so. She would never wrap around him in the night again. She would never slide out from under an elbow hooked around her in sleep, or feel him snuggle into her neck, face rough with morning, the tickle making her feel special, warm, loved. […]
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100: Loneliness Part 1

He sits alone on his lunch, parked next to a beautiful green he won’t visit. Once he would have dined with friends, lovers. Now these stolen moments are the best – and worst – of his day. He catches a glimpse of his silvering hair in the mirror and doesn’t recognize himself. Turning the key, […]
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2015 is a New Year

I ended 2009 kissing someone who was not mine, while the one who technically was worried about me kissing someone entirely different. It was over. I was pregnant at the end of 2010, with twins, but I didn’t know it. I was also at the beginning of something new. At midnight we toasted with champagne […]
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100: Betty’s House

Betty lived a big life in a big city filled with big things. She always felt so small in that big white house, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, three sparkling windows that overlooked the eastern neighbors, two bratty but beguiling children and one boisterous husband. All that space was filled with the presence of […]