My Cat is at The Door

Watching me with big, green eyes. She is backlit by the kitchen light and I lay in the dark of my room. Usually she purrs but this time she isn’t. Her gaze is intense. Focused. She growls and her hair stands on end. I feel movement in my bed, a shifting behind me. My cat […]


            My name came to me from the darkness of the room, whispered. I cracked open my eyes, wanting to roll over and ignore the invading voice that jerked me from blissful sleep.             “Jen,” my brother said. His face was only a dark outline and his teeth barely visible.             “Don’t pretend to be asleep.”             I laid […]