Coming Home

She stepped out of the car and filled her lungs with fresh, country air. They expanded gratefully as her eyes took in the little white house framed by an endless sky. She was home, at long last, and she felt her body relax under the Iowa sky. Her Mama would be inside doing the requisiteContinue reading “Coming Home”

You Should Be Here

Today of all days… You should be here. If I’m being honest, I never expected you wouldn’t be… I hadn’t planned for this eventuality. I’m trying to enjoy myself. There’s music and dancing, family and friends… And our girl. You would have been so proud of her choices, her bravery. She would have loved toContinue reading “You Should Be Here”

The Decision

He screamed down at me, though tears of rage and jealously, “I thought you loved me!” Numbly I looked around the room through my swollen eyes. I took in its abysmal state… The things he had broken, my blood on the counter where he had smashed my face, my grandmother’s watch, irreplaceable and now brokenContinue reading “The Decision”