Stories tagged lightning-short

How I learned what to pray for

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“Mommy,” the voice was thin as a fledgling's. “I'm here, baby,” I said. An arm rose from the pavement and small fingers wound themselves into my…

Nemesis

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Kids said the boiler room was haunted. I don’t know if it was true then but it sure is now.

Spring Ice

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...I stared at my good dog with the same entreaty I saw in her eyes. Save us. Please.