The pile grew, as the day went on. Sweaty armpits, the smell of the sea and sand that stuck to the shorts. Sometimes, changing shirts twice in a day, or…
Everything feels too small for you, she said. We were in the middle of the highway, stopped, traffic wasn’t moving. Me: Everything does feel too small…
Last week, my friend Lina invited me over to eat with her and her husband. Lina and I work together - our offices are next door, and we often have…
A shirt and tie, he thought as he rose out of bed. He could smell the coffee from below, his wife pottering in the kitchen. It drifted up the stairs to…
Marsha was eating in the kitchen when the phone rang. Kris wanted to come over to talk. Later, when she arrived at the door, Marsha was just pulling…
The desert never asked you to stay. It didn’t welcome you with lush grass, damp air, bountiful harvests, or a cool breeze. It never asked you to stay…
A piece of left over birthday cake my neighbor gives me. That evening, I light a candle, and believe for a minute it’s my birthday, not the 82 year old…
The dog moves from shade to shade as the sun moves across the sky. Each darkened spot, a new space, new bugs, scents, feeling. Each spot, a moment for…
When Jill called to say that they were going down to the pier to have a few beers, I knew it would be a longer night than I had planned on. Later, the…
Ignore the elephant in the room, she said, gesturing to the corner where her younger brother sat sobbing wildly. He had on jean overalls and a button up…
After breakfast, the dog and I play in the garden. He brings me the two toys he has here with him, a tennis ball and a stick, and we run and chase each…
Martha knew that Estelle would win the bake-off. Anyone who can execute a coconut cream pie with such precision should get all the blue ribbons in the…