Thursday, April 30, 2009

twiction 20

He stood with the tips of his toes at the edge of the sidewalk. The bus stop was empty. Or so he thought. A car horn blared on cue.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

twiction 19

There was only a sliver of moon showing through the clouds. 'Just enough light' she thought, before jumping into the river. 'Just'

Monday, April 27, 2009

twiction 18

'Watch the sky.' he said. We lay in the tall grasses hidden from the road. I watched. No clouds littered the wide blue arms. Home

Friday, April 24, 2009

twiction 17

I could not bring myself to tell him. The door close quietly behind me. In the morning, he would understand. I was gone. For good.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

twiction 16

"What are we lost in today?" he asked. I didn't look at him. His mocking voice slid off me. "Nothing." I stared at the table.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

twiction 15

The rope moved in the wind. The apple tree still naked, branches scratching the sky, held it. She watched, empty and uninvited

twiction 14

Wind hurled itself against the house, shaking the windows. Kalli's eyes were huge in the shadows. "Is it over?" she asked. "No"

Saturday, April 18, 2009

twiction 13

The tapping on the window assaulted me. I groaned and rolled over, pressing the pillow onto my head. "Go away, stupid bird".

Friday, April 17, 2009

twiction 12

'Oh there you are.' Lila said. 'Yes'. I stood in the doorway, waiting to come in. 'You're late.' she said. 'I had nothing to say.'

twiction 11

"You see?" he asked. She didn't. "Right here, you missed a spot." She rolled her eyes. She wanted to clock him - instead she smiled.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

twiction 10

"Hope comes quietly, dear one" he said. Daniel reached for her and held her close. They listened as the first bombs shook the shed.

Friday, April 10, 2009

twiction 9

Iris climbed as high as she could. The branches bent down to help.She didn't see the stranger until he was just below on the road.