5. Fit for a King

Ding! Nooo…go away. DING! Fucking typewriter.  I open my eyes expecting to see the ceiling over the bed, but I’m sitting upright at the Royal typewriter.  My one hand is on the keys and the paper loaded on the spool says “Page One”. Why the hell am I always one page one?!  Why the hell Read More

6. To Grandmother’s House We Go

As the girls rounded the bend by the sea of oak trees onto the dirt road, Amanda opened her eyes and realized where Liz was taking her.  They were headed to Amanda’s grandmother’s house.  Maw Maw raised Amanda from the time she was a child.  They lived far back on the plantation grounds in what Read More

7. Maw Maw

As soon as they got to the porch, Maw Maw stepped out and welcomed the girls.  She told them to take their muddy shoes off, handed them both towels and ushered them to the bathroom that she had heated with an electric space heater.  The rest of the house seemed chilly except around the small Read More

8. When It Rains, It Pours

It felt like a damn 747 hit the building the way the thunder shook the loft.  It made my teeth clank together! I can hear the rain, but with no windows other than the sky lights, I have no idea how bad it is.  Jesus!!  The thunder came again sounding like another airplane crash this Read More

9. Quicksand

Feels like the water is getting thicker.  There better be some way out of this. My chest feels like it’s going to explode and I know there is no way I can get back to the apartment door.  Come on.  Something! Anything!!  All I can see is brown mucky water and a few odd, marsh Read More

10. Nobody’s Bitch

The moss under the bushes is pretty nice.  Soft and thankfully not super wet.  If I had a patch of this back home, I’d be inclined to lay on it at night and look up at the stars. Home.  That’s a nice thought.  It seems like a lot of things are coming back to me Read More

11. Mucking Around

“Heather,” she said, “that’s her name MawMaw.  She’s the one who ruined everything for me and Jack and now he’s just gone! Nothing has quite been the same since that bitch came into our lives.” “Now honey, she has been out of the picture for awhile.  You need to get her out of your head,” Read More

12. Latte

“Hey Amanda?” asked Liz. “Yes, dahling?” Amanda teased as she started leading them back towards MawMaw’s. “Do you know anything at all about your parents? I mean…we’ve never really talked about it, but I wonder if you are the way you are because they weren’t around,” said Liz carefully. “What do you mean the way Read More

13. Back Again

Damn I’m hungry. Wonder if I can make some breakfast magically appear.  Wait…I’m back in bed!  I can honestly say I have never been so happy to be back in a place that I don’t know.  I guess this little apartment has kind of become a home in a way.  Better than all these fucked Read More

14. Some Insight

“I’m not a prisoner, not a roommate. I’m your KEEPER!” Read More

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