Mr. and Mrs. Haben – Flappers and Their Secrets

“It’s not right. Not fair!” Collette Haben slammed the hand-tied pink bouquet on the closed piano-forte in a flurry of petals and leaves. “It’s not. It’s not. It’s not!”             George, her husband and most frequent sparring partner, pressed two fingers between his eyes, grimacing like he always did. “Dear-”             “No!”             “My Dear,”Continue reading “Mr. and Mrs. Haben – Flappers and Their Secrets”

If One Man is Allowed to Kill Democracy

An ice-laden wind howled at my back, ripping and whipping unkept blonde strands across my face. No matter how many times I tried to combat my hair’s frenzy, they demanded one last dance, as though peeking out from under my hood would somehow convey a cry for help. Bitter laughter pushed through cracked lips. Help.Continue reading “If One Man is Allowed to Kill Democracy”

Viral Secrets

“Take it. Would you just freaking take it?!”  “Jesus!” I slapped her hand away. “What’s your problem? You forget to take your meds or something?”  “Look; this isn’t funny Jesse. I’m not kidding. They’re after me!”  “Who?”  “God!” Don’t you listen?!” Sam shifted in her seat, crazy eyes darting every which way. She paused onlyContinue reading “Viral Secrets”