orbs and tattoos

It was the middle of the night when I awoke, gasping. A burning sensation rose along my stomach, stretching from my rib cage down towards my navel. Surprisingly, it didn’t hurt. Lifting my oversized shirt, I noticed a faint outline that hadn’t been on my body before. The outline was darkening by the second, taking […]

256 birthmarks

Her mother hated her the moment she was born. Despite the child’s long blonde locks, warm brown eyes, and contagious smile, she could not find an ounce of love. There was only resentment. Resentment all towards a single arrow-shaped birthmark. The daughter – full of self-loathing and rage – didn’t understand her mother’s indifference. Until, […]

one hell of a day

“How did the meeting go?” Kate sighed rubbing a hand over her makeup-smudged face. “Not as good as I hoped, the company wants to sue.” “That’s going to get messy.” “Don’t I know it.” The water running into the sink interrupted their conversation for a moment. “Did you go to see Julia?” “I tried.” “What’s […]

“pass it on”

Her eyes darted back and forth between the house and her car. Back and forth. She gazed down at the note, dread thick in her chest. Her heart felt heavy. God, it was never ending. Yet, she couldn’t ignore it for much longer. It was her fault after all, she’d been stupid. She was the […]

jackpot

The crowd continued to laugh, surrounding the long table. They looked on in awe, watching a group of men stare blank-faced at their hand of cards. The game had been going on for quite sometime, the stakes rising as money was continuously added. More chips were thrown, scattering onto the table. The owner of those […]