The Neighbor We Love to Hate

The Neighbor We Love to Hate The two women watched the old man lounging in his front yard amid heaps of dirty snow. “Why won’t he leave?” one said. “He’s hurting property values.” “Right? Do you know he destroyed all my flowers last night?” “You sure?” “Who else would it be?” “He should retire to…

Zoe and the World Outside

Zoe and the World Outside Zoe steps outside into air that prickles like icy pins on her skin. She’s wearing her new mask, a purple one with a platypus bill on the front. In the summer, wearing a mask was miserable but now it warms her face just like a scarf. She skips down the…