Category Archives: new beginnings

Write Showcase Tour/Michelle Abbott

The 136 by Michelle Abbott I can do this. I can make it. Wet hair plastered to my head, gasping, I propel myself toward my target. The 136 bus. My heel catches on a crack in the pavement. My ankle … Continue reading

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Write Showcase Tour/Beem Weeks

  Wordless “What’s that word say?” “That’s an easy one, Daddy, Just sound it out.” Levi Bacchus can’t read. 36 years old, and he’d never learned the meaning of a single sentence. “I just ain’t cut out for this, Jamie … Continue reading

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Write Showcase Tour/Laurie Finkestein

Bulletproof Vest by Laurie Finkelstein The bulk, padding, and steel plates weigh me down. The protection of a bulletproof vest is necessary. No matter the weather, I wear the cloak. The weight is a burden, but I trek on because … Continue reading

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Honey Suckle Cottage, Part 2

The only sounds were the clicking of her heels on the cobble stone walk, twittering birds and the soft sound of dripping water from the tree branches. Princess strained on the lease when a squirrel scolded over their heads.  “No … Continue reading

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