Baby

Cordelia likes to quote Shakespeare in arguments or "life defining" moments, and every now and then she'll set an alarm to wake up in the middle of the night just to look at the stars.  Arnold is a "pacifist." He doesn't fight for or against anything. He just laughs and drives and nods his head …

Eyes Closed

The sky is so blue. She closes her eyes and imagines that she's falling. Falling. Falling, from very far away. Clouds surround her, and she starts to sin. The ground looks like her great aunt's quilt. The air is so pleasant up here.  A noise disturbs the silence. She opens her eyes to see a helicopter approaching from one …

Writing 102

I need you to write what you know.  Her eyes had leveled with mine.  I need you to be raw and unforgiving. None of this stuff about elves or outer space. That's not what we need right now.  "I can't believe she said that to you." Keisha's eyes narrow. "Who does that woman think she is?"  "Kinda stupid," …