Her Purpose

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
-James Baldwin

Empath: Part 2

The first time it happened I didn’t even know it was happening. Even after I looked in a mirror and the face I’d come to finally accept was gone it took some time before I really believed it. Like three bodies later. That was when I finally accepted it. It was real. I felt somethingContinue reading “Empath: Part 2”

Empath: Part 3

“For God’s sake someone stop her,” I heard the officer shout. I ran faster. I knew before I got to the trunk, but when I stood over it I could only blink wanting my eyes to be wrong, but the sight of Caitlynn’s bruised lifeless form would not vanish. The officer’s words, caught up toContinue reading “Empath: Part 3”

Empath: Part 1

A small crowd of nosy passerby and would be customers huddled in the parking lot beneath Safeway’s overhang. There were whispers of made up gossip and speculation, but no one knew nothing for sure of what really happened. The laughing little girl with the pretty ribbons in her hair was gone. That was the onlyContinue reading “Empath: Part 1”

The Watchers 34… the end

Until then though, I would watch             “What would you like us to do, ma’am,” the agent said on the other end of the line.             Liza watched the crawl of images and words on the wall of screens before her. The images sped by but she took it all in. She would make herContinue reading “The Watchers 34… the end”

The Watchers 33

She knew her sister.             It was sunny and warm. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It was her wedding day, a first for the Davenport girls. Although they looked nothing alike the two young women were sisters if not by blood then by bond.             They’d learned things about each other in theContinue reading “The Watchers 33”

The Watchers 32

I wanted to be normal for once.             “Did I tell you how beautiful you look, Trina?” Blackfoot said his eyes darting back and forth from the road to the passenger seat.             “Well, let me see. Once when I walked in the room right after you stopped mid-sentence talking with my sister, which wasContinue reading “The Watchers 32”

The Watchers 31

We get caught, we die             “Get up.”             Trina looked up from her bed. Shock registered on her face at seeing Liza inside the room with her.             “Hurry up, we don’t have much time,” Liza said throwing a bag at Trina. “Take what you can carry, but no more.” she said. “Move!”            Continue reading “The Watchers 31”

The Watchers 30

You promise not to kill me Liza felt the stares from the moment she stepped out of the gold Chevrolet, but she wanted them to look. She wanted them to see all of her. For the first time in her life she wasn’t trying to hide. She ignored the sidewalk instead walking across the lawnContinue reading “The Watchers 30”