HL Pic Series: 9-Sheila

Sheila grasped her sweater around her shoulders and her stomach grumbled as she stared out past the dock. Randy was not home on time again. The crab legs she made for dinner were already cold. Good thing I snuck a couple while I was cooking. The wind was picking up and the light was disappearingContinue reading “HL Pic Series: 9-Sheila”

HL Pic Series: 8 – Josie

Josie twirled a red umbrella as she walked down the cobble-stoned street toward the Centrum, the center of town from where all streets began. There she knew she would find a restaurant to get a slice of pizza. Pizza was, after all, in every country across Europe. Earlier that morning, like every morning for theContinue reading “HL Pic Series: 8 – Josie”

HL Pic Series: 7-Lucy

Lucy dreamed. She was in Venice this time. Venice? Lucy woke. It must have been spurred by my date tonight. Out with Golly, they had picked up McDonald’s and gone to the park downtown – the one with the pond and the pretty lampposts. That what must be what triggered it. Lucy shook her headContinue reading “HL Pic Series: 7-Lucy”

HL Series: 6-Darlene

Darlene stood on her balcony, gazing out over the Tuscan village and countryside. She never thought she would get out of her small town to venture across an ocean; but here she was, living a life she had never wanted to hope for. She had met Derrick later in life – just after she turnedContinue reading “HL Series: 6-Darlene”

HL Pic Series: 5-Ashley

Ashley stared at the flap-like piece sticking out of the gigantic formation. She’d heard about the strange growth from some of her cycling friends, but did not believe them. Instead, she decided to ride out into the desert by herself to see it; proof was in the sighting – or so her parents had alwaysContinue reading “HL Pic Series: 5-Ashley”

HL Pic Series: 4-Jo

Jo studied the hammock. “I think it will stay,” she said to the small gecko hanging onto a wooden porch post. “Now, it’s time for a margarita.” So far Jo’s dream had not developed as she had planned. She had worked hard for thirty eight years as a school teacher, living frugally and saving everyContinue reading “HL Pic Series: 4-Jo”

HL Pic Series: 2-Mavis

Mavis sat alone in her rocking chair, wrapped in an old frayed shawl with a dirty afghan across her lap. She stared at the dusty television that no longer worked, and wondered if anyone would knock on her door today. The postman used to knock everyday, handing her mail with a cheerful smile and aContinue reading “HL Pic Series: 2-Mavis”

HL Pic Series: 1-Brigid

Brigid leaned her bicycle against the wall, hoping it wouldn’t fall again. She needed to make her flower delivery and did not want to lose the little bit of soil left in the baskets. Last week she hit a rock and fell off her bike, spilling flowers and soil onto the pavement in front ofContinue reading “HL Pic Series: 1-Brigid”

Mandy and Renee Meet Boofer Strang (a Short Story)

Boofer Strang beat the drum. Candles flickered from the wind the drumbeats created. Mandy giggled as she held her friend’s hand waiting for a spirit to visit. She and Renee had come to New Orleans to soak up the atmosphere. Mandy had read many books that described hot steamy nights and a dark occult sideContinue reading “Mandy and Renee Meet Boofer Strang (a Short Story)”