She wrapped the figurine in cotton. It was €100, but it was probably a bargain. The man who made it was sitting behind his work desk, a blue flame of h…
The sun sets early here. Earlier than you think it should, what with the heat and all. After a few days, the smell of the perfume you use starts to lin…
The last says of August always feel like the last days of summer, even if they aren’t. The real end is my birthday, the first day of fall or autumn, bu…
She sent a message — are you here yet? I’m almost there. The train was just pulling into the station after crossing the long bridge from the main land …
Will walks into the bar looking uncomfortable until he sees us, then he relaxes a bit. He’s wearing a suit because he wants me to take his picture. Wil…
We’re at the far north end of the island, past the hotels, near the wild sea grasses cling to the dunes. The beach here is covered in seashells. You ca…
He stands at the waters edge, eating tomatoes like apples, which doesn’t appear to be so strange to him, but he notices that there are a couple of old …
Is it the salty water that stings my eyes? The sun lotion? Is it the sparkling reflection or the wink from the waitress as I order a coffee? Is it the …
The trail was new for him. He stayed at my side, wondering ahead only when he could see far enough to know there wasn’t any trouble. The hike up was li…
We hopped on our bikes and I skidded out of the drive-way, almost falling over. The brakes of the bike squeaked -- "let's go" I yelled.It was late in t…
Fred was thinking about throwing a chair through the front windows when he heard Jane say order up, as she slid the plate through the small cutout betw…
Murray’s was full. It was late, near midnight. Cigarette smoke hung in the air, no one cared. They all had them dangling from their mouths. The waitres…