A Drownin’ Man

I’m runnin’ from the hounds bare foot, dogs got my scent. I hear the warden’s call and the clank of his metal stick. They gonna beat me, rope me, take me down to the river to drown my sins away. O lord, where art thou? Now that your Shepard has bloodied the lamb, do you […]


            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 […]