Matrimony
Fiction

Matrimony

     The sun shone on the water and on the sand, its rays reflecting over and over until Barbara was nearly blinded by the white light. Marriage began like this, she thought. So bright and beautiful that you couldn’t see through all that dazzling light until it was too late.      Steve stood … Continue reading

Snow Day
Fiction

Snow Day

     Katherine sailed away the day after her lover confessed his love. Had the confession come any earlier in their relationship, she might have stayed; however, by the time the words were pronounced, she had already decided an exit was in order. Her past beckoned her back to the islands from which she came … Continue reading

Before the War
Fiction

Before the War

The peaceful beauty of the night belied the horror of the coming fight. Crouching in nervous silence, Webster wrestled with dangerous and untimely thoughts. In a lead boat, he eyed the village they would soon attack. Scores of dark vessels bobbed nearby. To secure lethal surprise, the launches were muffled and the force was still. … Continue reading

Heart-Shaped Hour
Fiction

Heart-Shaped Hour

  “Did you see it?” Holt asked his sister as soon as she answered the telephone.      “See what?”      “Warren’s picture in the Telegraph.”      “No,” Meg said, surprised.  “What’s his picture doing in the paper?”      “Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the fire.”      “No.”      “I know it’s hard to believe … Continue reading

Divorce Proceedings
Fiction

Divorce Proceedings

“Someday, I’ll get you a better ring.” “I don’t want a better ring. I just want to be with you.” ***** Sos tasis v’tageil ha-akara b’kibutz baneha l’tocha b’simcha. Baruch atah Adonai, m’sameach Tzion b’vaneha. ***** “I’d still fuck you.” ***** “When things get better, let’s go to Europe.” ***** “I do.” ***** “Can I … Continue reading