White walls surround me; blanched in a sterile white light that shone from seemingly nowhere and everywhere at once. The room was bleakly clean, with effete shadows timidly rearing from under the bed. I lay limp with lame limbs at my sides. A fall, they told me. An unwitting step, and a blow to the … Continue reading White Walls Surround Me
The following is a transcript of the Jane Heaster 9-1-1 emergency call to the Greenbrier County sheriff’s office. [Dispatch]: 9-1-1 what’s your emergency? [Jane]:There’s someone outside, standing- standing at my front door.[Dispatch]:Okay, ma’am, do you know this person? Is it a man or a woman?[Jane]:No, I don’t. And- a man, I think.[Dispatch]:Is he trying to … Continue reading 9-1-1 What’s Your Emergency?
The breathy silence in the dining room gave stage to the incessant ticking of the pendulum clock, drowning out the occasional clatter of cutlery from the family of four; each sat at the dining table with heads hung low, averting their gaze from one another. The youngest, growing more agitated with each tick of the … Continue reading Don’t Tap Your Fork