Steering Committee

“Wine?” Danny asked Emma, gesturing at a table on the far end of the conference room. They were at a work mixer, a once-a-semester event held by the college. They already held sturdy plastic plates covered in a mix of cheeses, fruits, and crackers. His girlfriend eyed the drink table. “Sure,” she said after a … Continue reading Steering Committee

Frozen Lake

Cecilia had been warned about the lake. Her older brother James was adamant– adamant– that she not venture onto it, even here in February, even when she was sure it was frozen a good six inches deep. At least, that is what she’d overheard earlier this week as she worked on a snowman and a … Continue reading Frozen Lake

Assigned Seating

Roland looked at his watch, then the clock on his instrument panel. They were identical to the second, but he always found himself checking both when they were running behind. Of course it happened— weather delays and safety checks were part of the business. At least on Roland’s crew, there were rarely preventable delays. Which … Continue reading Assigned Seating

She Returns

The mermaid still visited. The man never saw her, at least never clearly enough that he could be certain. Still, he sometimes walked out on the dock to find a small pile of sea glass or a mollusk shell marked by an embedded pearl and he knew they were from her. He would smile before … Continue reading She Returns