• Fiction,  Outskirts of Heaven

    Flowers for Sarah

    “Have you heard…?” Jesse Plain asked on Friday afternoon, picking up flowers for his wife on his way home from work. It was her birthday. Jesse bought her flowers for every occasion. His wife had never once been in Awesome Blossom herself so Chelsea didn’t have any idea if they were appreciated but she supposed they were since he kept coming back and buying more. “Yes, of course, I’ve heard,” Chelsea said. “Well, I didn’t want to assume you had, and I thought you’d want to know.  Even if just to steer clear.” “He’s barely a memory to me,” Chelsea said. To an extent that was true.  She remembered Honor…

  • Fiction,  Outskirts of Heaven

    Chelsea Gold – Outskirts of Heaven

    News that Honor Caswell was back in town had been swirling for weeks like the outer bands of a hurricane lifting the interest of those who knew him.  Of those who knew him, there were two groups, the ones who knew him all his life and through high school until he joined the marines and those who knew him through Granny Rose who talked about him all the time and put him on the prayer list every Sunday for some reason or another or no reason at all except that he was so far away, living in California and she hadn’t seen him in years. Granny Rose raised Honor and…