We Flew By

The yellow lines on the highway sped by in a blur, and we flew through the night, and we felt free. But we weren't, and we knew it. We were running away from something, and running away was never the path to freedom. I thought about telling John to turn back. I thought about suggesting … Continue reading We Flew By

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Burning

Perhaps it was a dream, she thought. Perhaps if she pinched herself she would wake up. But she didn't want to wake up. She wanted to stay in this dream world where... Everyone was still alive. Where there were still trees, in full bloom, a soft beating sun instead of the blaring one she was … Continue reading Burning

When We Struck It

At first, we thought the black liquid was oil, that we'd struck it rich and we'd be able to retire and live in leisure. We actually started writing down all the ways we'd spend the money. Our first choice was... to actually buy mom a house, instead of trying to scam someone out of theirs, like … Continue reading When We Struck It

For the Survivors

I opened my phone. The latest text message from my dad showed the living room, kitchen, and dinning room torn to pieces. There was no carpet, the major appliances were gone, and several cabinets were missing. I stood there looking at the picture, all of the worst possible scenarios rushed through my head. Finally, I … Continue reading For the Survivors