Category: 100 word fiction

Gentrification

My husband and I went to look at another house today. It was the forty-second property we’ve seen already this year. Having been outbid five times, we were forced to expand our search to areas deemed “neighborhoods in transition”. I wanted to be optimistic, but when we got out of the

caring for mom

Today I went to see my mother at Oak Park Senior Care, convinced she didn’t belong there. “I had no choice,” my sister said. “She almost burned the house down! And the police brought her home last week wearing nothing but a robe and slippers.” I was skeptical, so I

indian food

Indian Food, Part 1 Hello again. It’s me. I’ve decided to give this relationship another try, see where it leads. Let bygones be bygones. I admit my friends had a lot to do with this. They’re always telling me how great you are – that our first go round was

local headlines

Local Girl Gone Missing. Carly Jeffers’ Body Found. Police Searching for Suspects. Tommy Lee Gunderson Officially Charged with the Rape and Murder of Carly Jeffers. Father of Slain Girl Begs for Justice. Trial Set for June. Man Who Raped and Murdered Carly Jeffers Pleads Guilty, Avoids Death Penalty. Tommy Lee

the good life

Andreas set out for the shopping district dressed in a secondhand suit, hair slicked back as if he were planning to attend a lavish garden party. He hardly noticed the shafts of sunlight extending through the flowering lindens overhead, nor the gentle breeze that danced through the midday air. Such

heading south

I spoke to my parents today. They’re all settled in Charleston. Said their days of shoveling snow were over. Mom made it sound like an adventure. This past Sunday they attended a new church. “There were all types of people,” mom said. “African Americans and Mexican Americans, Regular Americans (of