Hey!! What's the story?
I read a short story on Writing.com recently that I had enjoyed, but thought had a few things that didn't make sense. The major one was this: a father poisons and buries his wife and plans to also…Continue
Angie_Fayre has not received any gifts yet
Mark awoke, blinking back a light in his left eye, then his right.
"Good," a man said, cheerily, "Everything's working." Mark didn't know the man's face but felt familiarity in the coat.
"You're a doctor?" he attempted to ask, but produced no sound. "Am I okay?" he tested. Silence. The man nodded.
"I'm a doctor," he said, "Doctor Sergei Mengele—no actual relation. And you're fine. Mostly. Certainly doing better than I'd expected." Mark tried to feel reassured, but…Continue
It was after midnight when Michael made his way upstairs to prepare for bed. His wife had turned in earlier due to her migraines, so she was already asleep—or so he'd thought. But when he emerged from the bathroom later she was gone.
"Silvie?" he called into the hallway. A dingy light shined up from the stairwell like a yellow beacon. Sounds of smacking, dish clanging and an eerily manly nom, nom, nom echoed up like sound effects out of a cartoon. Michael scowled.
"AN ACT OF PROVIDENCE"
"Open, public, crowded with people... Did you ask to meet me here in the park so I couldn't kill you?" Nicholas Grant asked as he tossed his stress ball from hand to hand. Beth frowned and brushed snow from the bench arm next to her.
"No," she pouted, "I just didn't want to get yelled at. And, honestly, I thought mom would have told you already."
"So Margot knows, too?" Nick focused on the little green ball…
Within my hands I held a precious gift
that I neither owned nor could I return.
I stole it from a heart that dared not shift
and give in to the passions I did yearn.
I thought myself deserving of the prize
because her joy was in another's clasp.
So I stared down into dilating eyes
wide with fear as I steeled my heavy grasp.
We whispered words that'd gone too long unsaid;
I through gritted teeth and will…Continue