November/December 2006

A Dog of War

Jack was sick… violently sick. These were the roughest seas they had encountered since leaving Newport News, Virginia, twelve days before. In the hold of the ship, where it was dark and musty, and the smell of diesel fuel assaulted his sensitive nose, Jack and his crate slid this way and that. His thoughts, once […]

Of Governesses and Greasers

“Larissa! Get back from there.” The voice cut into Lacey’s musings like a knife, ripping her daydream and dumping her back in the present. To be precise, 1912. “I won’t have you standing that close to the edge of the deck,” Lacey’s governess, Mrs. Etchman, said apprehensively “What would your mother think?” “She’d probably be […]


The little brown dog huddled up against me breathes deeply knowing he is safe. Crickets chirp outside an owl hoots frogs croak but he sleeps through this snoring on my lap. His body is so warm with each slow breath he heaves his body pushes against mine and he knows that I am still with […]