Siri, Remind Me to Spank Sadie

“Sadie!” Caroline called from the bottom of the stairs, “Come down here please.” She turned to walk back to the kitchen, not waiting for a response as she removed her apron en route and then hung it inside the pantry door. She rinsed her hands in the sink, dried them by the oven, and then … Continue reading Siri, Remind Me to Spank Sadie

Pocket Change

Caroline pursed her lips as she uncrumpled a twenty she had just rescued from the dryer. This was the fifth bill she’d found as she did their household laundry at the neighborhood laundromat. Usually she and Sadie washed clothes at home, but their washer had run its last load a few days before and they … Continue reading Pocket Change

No Parties

Silas’s ship was sunk, but he didn’t know it yet. John had to summon all of his patience as the kid sat there and yes sir’d him, knowing the pop star had every intention of disobeying the rules he was pretending to agree to. He wasn’t even being clever about it; he’d practically charged a … Continue reading No Parties