Outside, the snow is up to my knees. Inside, the fire warms our single room. The table in the center of the room has a bowl of old apples and I wish I could give my family more. I hold my fiddle and my bow and watch them. “Next request?” “You know papa!” “The Apple … Continue reading What Else?
I drag a match across the sole of my boot and light a cigarette. Two men tumble out of the saloon and one bumps into me and says, “Show a little respect, Beanpole!” “Hard to get out of the way of all of you.” “You sayin’ I’m fat?” “Nope.” “You just said—” “Nope. You said.” … Continue reading Draw!
The sand is cool, and a zephyr ruffles your hair as you walk along the beach. The waves break calmly in the shallows as you pause to look at blob up the beach. You wade into the gentle surf and are surprised to find a bottle. “How quaint!” You rinse it and peer inside. There’s … Continue reading Beach Reading