To the Most Boring

I can see it  so clearly. Seventh grade, an early afternoon right after lunch. Tired and  ready to go home, 30 students had taken their seats in the last class of the day.  And sitting towards the back of the classroom in a wooden desk, was a 12 year old me. I was excited for... Continue Reading →

The Hall of Evil Queens

I stood facing a dark, misty hallway. Both sides of the hallway were lined with doors, and each door was labeled with a number, 1-10. The air around me seemed to shimmer, the mist filled with thousands of small blue icy particles. Next to me stood the guide. She was tall, her hair pulled back... Continue Reading →

The Muse Waits

"I missed you." It was a spring afternoon when I finally went to see her. She sat on a blanket in the sun-dappled field, surrounded by wildflowers and stalks of wheat. She spoke as soon as she saw me. "I really did. I've been here everyday, waiting for you, Winter. But you never showed up." I... Continue Reading →

The Beginning of the Story…

“I’m so happy that you were able to come, Winter. As you know, what I have to show you is very important.” My family has lived across the street from Mrs. Hanselman since before I was born. Her imposing stone house was the first constructed in the neighborhood, and today it stands, imposing and aloof,... Continue Reading →

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