Roly Poly

Tom followed Jack through the winding underground passages. “Where are we going?” Tom asked. “Surprise,” Jack said, his nine segments rattling as he shivered. Tom’s seven pair of feet pattered softly on the dirt. “Is it scary?” “Yes.” Tom rolled into a ball reflexively. “Really?” Jack said. Tom unrolled. “I don’t know why that doesn’t … Continue reading Roly Poly

Right Where I Want You

Jenna walked down the hall, flat black shoes slapping the marble. Her aide, Patricia, was rambling off the remainder of the day’s activities. They passed several suits and one was Senator Morse. “Mrs. Hawking,” Senator Morse called, after they had passed. Jenna grabbed Patricia’s arm and kept the forward momentum going. “Don’t evuh stop for … Continue reading Right Where I Want You

Frodo Baggins is My Friend

I stood and leaned forward over the back of the school bus seat. “Watermelon!” I said as I plucked a Jolly Rancher from Mary’s hand. “Green apple!” Suzie said. We were declaring our favorite flavors as the bus rolled us home. It was filled with voices that merged into a loud, white noise. Words could … Continue reading Frodo Baggins is My Friend