Patterns in the Birch

Have you ever seen a bunny in the clouds? Or a face on the moon? Or a creepy grin in that dried-up splatter…

The Wall in Grandpa’s Backyard

“Never go over the wall.” My grandpa sat in the rocking chair, massaging his bad ankle through mud-stained jeans. “This isn’t the safest…

Bottomless Pit

“Are we there yet?” My legs burned. My bites itched. Cory had promised an interesting hike, but so far, the most interesting thing…

Blizzard Warning

“The storm is getting worse. Do not go outside under any circumstances. If you need assistance, dial 911.” I plopped down on the…

Let Me In

I woke up to my daughter crying at 4 AM. That’s a horror story in itself, right? Unfortunately, it gets worse. Let me…

I Felt the Baby Kick

I straightened my skirt, smoothed my hair, and walked into the bedroom. “Guess what today is!” I said, excitedly. “Uhh… Sunday?” “It’s July…

“I Hear Santa’s Reindeer!”

“Mommy, what are you doing?” “I’m brining the turkey.” “What’s brining?” “I soak the turkey in salt water, and –” “Why?” “Hey,” I…