The Snow Fell and He Thirsted
The snow fell heavily, thickly coating the plaza. People rushed from the street, through the center, and into one of many office buildings, trying to escape the cold. Heavy coats had become a necessity. People caught in the frigid environment were visibly shaking from the low temperatures. The glacial conditions would set a record low in New York City, that beacon of Western success and power. Everyone was affected by the blistering cold, save Barnum. Read More...
If Life Gives You Lemmons
She came like clockwork, every Friday morning at 4:35. I don’t just mean that she came in at the same time every week. I mean she reminded me of one of those wind-up metal robots that shoots sparks from their mouths that I had as a kid, for when I wanted to pretend that my army men were under attack by foreign governments that were more technologically advanced. Only she was a crazy middle-aged woman who destroyed scratch-off lottery tickets instead of little green guys in uniform. Read More...
Gabriella had taken every pair of socks out of her drawer and turned them into puppets. Scattered across the top of an overturned dresser drawer were all the instruments of her creative endeavor: the all-important googly eyes, yarn for hair, magic markers for noses and mouths, glitter, ribbons, and stickers for accessories, glue sticks for holding it all together. Read More...