Mum Fell off… Part 2

Mindy watched with deadpan silence as Mom piled a tray with salisbury steak carefully heated in the microwave and pr-emade mashed potatoes before her. Mindy shook her head. “The slink said if I eat the steak, he’ll tip me over and if I don’t get up fast enough, he’ll eat me.” “Tell your friend to…

Mum Fell Off… Part 1

My mother fell off her chair at Waddy’s. Which is what started it all. I should say “that” as in “and that’s what started it all” because Mom was an English teacher, and she always corrected kids who used “which” in “that” context. I never questioned her until that moment, sitting with a french fry…

20/20 Part 2

Life twisted into a redundant, unpleasant routine after I moved in with Andy. I felt like fate was leaving hints, notes taped to the back of my heart, whispers over the phone line of my mind that all was not right. And it was time to make it so. Time to go. I wasn’t made…

20/20 Part 1 of 2

Hindsight’s twenty-twenty, but I already know this is a bad idea. That lady hitch hiking’s gotta know she’s in the middle of a bad idea, too, right? We sped by the calmly trundling woman as the sky darkened to night like the sun was a giant light bulb and God was conserving energy. I regretted…