Something More

The question comes from behind me, an unexpected place. “What do you want?” she asks again. The question hits my right shoulder, and bounces off my head. I have been waiting for this question my entire life, but the pain of it shocks me into silence. I turn to see a woman there, asking a child to make … Continue reading Something More

A Phone Call

"Kate, this is a really bad time, I have a class starting in..." "John, I'm leaving." Kate interrupted her husband. "What? Forever?" He chuckled, but the sound contained complicated nuances. Kate let the pause drag on too long before clarifying, "No, on assignment, but this is a long one, six months." "That is long.  Look, … Continue reading A Phone Call