• Fiction,  flash fiction

    I Will Take What You Have

    I will take what you have. Place it on my dry lips and I will let it roll on my tongue and knock against my teeth until it dissolves into bitter chalky resentment or becomes candy – like and I will swallow it whole. I don’t know what you have for me. Is it your tender touch and smile? Is it your cold, quick replies? Will it thrill me and make me dance with sparkles at my fingertips and feet? Or will it call upon my demons, waking jealousy, rage and fear to burn me from the inside and leave me lifeless, abandoned and naked in the streets to be…

  • Fiction,  flash fiction

    The Coldest Day of Winter

    It’s the coldest day of winter. He’s late coming home. He’s late but with news: big news! He told her earlier. He told her three times, but he can’t believe it. She can. He got a promotion. And he will be getting a raise so they are celebrating. It’s about time they started celebrating, for so long they were just struggling. This is good. This feels great. This is how it’s supposed to work, she’s thinking as she gets their apartment ready. He’s put in extra hours working and she’s put in extra hours waiting. But it’s all worth it now. She went to the store and bought wine coolers…