Song of Life

Coated in rich, bloody water and squinting against the light I choke in the breath of life through a sheen of tears. I inhale, awakening a fire within my lungs. She says, “I love, it is you that I love, my child.” From water she brought me, her eyes hold a fiery and passionate light. […]

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Warm Cookies on a Cold Night

“You ready, Betty?” I hear my friend Alexa call from the other room. “Almost, give me a second!” I struggle with the plastic wrap, pulling one more layer over my plate of cookies. “Let’s go see the fire trucks!” Alexa says. I pick up the cookies and hurry into the front room, where Alexa waits […]

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