Hexagram 57, Wind over Wind

June 2022 Flash Challenge, Day 29 As the doctor retraced the spots, the man remembered the trails and how simple life could be there. He’d blown through a lot of savings, planned his hike endlessly, then hiked an anemic 500 miles before calling it quits. The actual number was closer to 380. The last 120… Continue reading Hexagram 57, Wind over Wind

A House of Sun, Sky, and Sand

June 2022 Flash Challenge, Day 28 A lot changed for Scott when he stole the disc from the Goldbergs. He had been alive then, of course. He was an artist with a fair amount of success centered around his endless sequence of portraits of his wife, Portia. They were cubist, realist, and impressionistic. She was… Continue reading A House of Sun, Sky, and Sand

Louisa’s Story

June 2022 Flash Challenge, Day 23 I was worried about Stuart. Everyone says twins are supposed to be alike, but we were fraternal twins; while we were alike in many ways, we were also different. Stuart had been the sensitive one. I was worried about him. When I walked through the door, I had hoped… Continue reading Louisa’s Story

A House with Enough Space

June 2022 Flash Challenge, Day 21 “I need lots of space,” Trish had told me at our first meeting. I wanted to point out to her that if she bought a house with more space, she would fill it as well, and in three years, she’d be looking to upsize again. Still, people’s foibles and… Continue reading A House with Enough Space

A Familiar Face

June 2022 Flash Challenge, Day 20 Everyone moves so fast at work these days. I do my best to stay out of their way, but it takes vigilance. The hall is a special effect, a light show of colorful blurs as massage therapists and clients zip by at speeds that feel wrong for a place… Continue reading A Familiar Face