Love and Sunflowers

“What can I get for you?” “What do you have that will shut a jealous boyfriend up?” The barista turned for a moment to look at the menu before deciding, “Well, just about anything, if you dump it on the right place.” “Then I’ll take whatever your most expensive drink is in a venti, large,... Continue Reading →

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The Yellow Light From the House on the Corner

I noticed it when I was eleven. My parents were getting a divorce and Mr. McGonnegy said they had been unhappy since I was born. Whenever they fought, Mr. McGonnegy would just look at me and shake his head and say, “They used to be happy, boy. All your fault.” McGonnegy’s cat was just as... Continue Reading →

Warmer than the Locals

“High tide’s in six minutes.” Matilda anxiously ticked her yellowed fingernails on the countertop. “Mmhm.” Sarah brushed waded napkins onto her tray, wiped cold tea off abandoned tables, laid out fresh utensils, and finally pocketed the gold and silver coins scattered across the table. “Here they come!” Matilda yelled back to the kitchen, bustling about... Continue Reading →

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