Our column crept into the misty clearing without a sound, but for aberrant whispers of the woods behind us. We ached for a chance to lie down or the freedom to walk straight, but experience taught us better. An encampment lay ahead.  Soldiers ate and laughed under the tent, hosting a carnival in the middle […]

Short Stories

Valley of Dry Bones

I scratched dirt out from under my wig. My-son-of-a-bitch husband hated this wig. It’s the same cocoa color as my real hair, but he had left me all the same. What man leaves a woman after four years just for shaving her head? It’s fine, my dreams said he wasn’t the one anyways. Willie’s a better […]