The Chimney by Baylea Hart

The Chimney   It was the smell of soot that woke her – thick and smoky, like a fire left burning for too long in a closed room. On any other evening Ethel might have...

The Old Man…And His Wife

A cul de sac: a dead end street with only one way in and/or out. A cul de sac community: everyone knows everyone, including their business. It’s all a façade, at twenty years old, I...

Sabrina Called

It was just after eight in the morning and the traffic was sluggish in London due to the heavy downpour. David, who kept one eye on the static traffic outside the bus window and the...

If You See One

My daughter Brandy is seven.  She’s a really bright girl and I love her. She is – in part – most of the reason I try so hard at everything, and part of the reason...

Mommy Dearest by E. Reyes

You wake up.  It feels as if your bedroom has become a walk-in freezer.  You pick up your phone on the dresser and check the time, which is 3:25 AM.  You put your phone back...