The Watcher

The Watcher

I’m silent as the moon. Peaceful as the breeze. No one sees me watching, hears me breathing. But I watch anyway. I saw the dwarves care for Snow White. I saw the fairies watch over Sleeping Beauty. I saw Cinderella’s glass slipper sitting lone on the...
The Downpour

The Downpour

In the downpour, I almost passed the Camp Knox motel. It didn’t look encouraging, but I didn’t have much choice. I couldn’t go back; they’d kill me. The office manager looked up from her tabloid when she saw me dripping all over the floor.

“Please tell me you have a room available.”

The Cheshire Cat’s Grin

The Cheshire Cat’s Grin

The Cheshire cat’s grin hung low in the sky, mocking me furiously. I didn’t know why and wasn’t sure I could – or even wanted to find out. I mean, I hadn’t done anything to earn that particular grin, but there it was.

I sat on the porch until I was nearly frozen, staring and wondering. The grin was silent, keeping its answers close. When I finally went back inside, my husband looked at me with curiosity and asked, “What’s so funny?”

The Moon

The Moon

The moon glared down, harsh in its white light. Cutting through the bare tree branches that creaked with the cold breeze. I tucked a bit of stray hair back under my hood and pulled my cloak tighter. You don’t belong here anymore. I looked behind me to see where the...
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