Tag: fiction

Choose with Awareness

This is a quote from one of my favorite books, “The Secret Life of Bees,” by Sue Monk Kidd.

Those judging biddies

Sofie secured her hat with one hand, lifted her skirt with the other and continued running toward Sunset Station. Her legs burned and her black-laced boots were too small, crimping her toes. There was no choice. She had to get to there before the…

A Poisoned Past

The door, closed, Sofie could hear Meta resuming the piano, another ragtime piece, people clapping. Pacing the room a few times, she downed a glass of whiskey, the whiskey she had taken from the shining closet when no one was looking. Her mind was…

Opium for a price

The opium she was soon to inhale would taste much better than Greta’s fattening candy. Fifteen minutes later, exactly where she wanted to be, Ben grinned and escorted her inside his Substandard establishment. His eyes had dark circles beneath them but his crooked smile…

Unhinged

Sofie was naked, of course, having stripped off her clothing as soon as she returned from the fabric store. She didn’t bother transferring the eggs to a plate. She stood over them, eating from the skillet. Besides there was no one to talk to but…