The Dance

The children were in bed, carefully watched over by the slightly older children of the town. It was certainly not a big town. Every adult of age, every single one, had made their way to the dance hall on main street. There were snacks provided by the women of the town. Beer, liquor, and wine […]

I hate you, John

Depending on how much time you’ve spent with me you might think I’m a perfectly normal person or I have the strangest existence you’ve ever heard of. I don’t think it was ever going to be a smooth ride. That’s ok. I spent hours of my youth in isolation. I grew up in a small […]

áarudaahga: a warning

You needed to have patience to visit him. Jacob moves slowly. He refused to use his cane. I reached out toward him and he handed me a hot cup of coffee. He lived alone in a house that seemed just right for him, though it did seem lonely. Near the edge of town his one […]