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”

The Watchers 29

You’ve been you all along, you just couldn’t see it. REALIGN “Ms. Davenport I just wanted to thank you for allowing us into your home,” the young female reporter said. The cameraman worked frantically setting up for the live broadcast they were doing for the six o’clock news.             “You are more than welcome,” sheContinue reading “The Watchers 29”

The Watchers 21

Little bird finally flew the coop They’d lost her. He didn’t want to call it in but he had no choice. She looked different, but it was her. She’d cut her hair and she wore a plain pair of jeans and t-shirt. Before she’d been Trina but the woman he saw earlier was different. ItContinue reading “The Watchers 21”

The Watchers 20

Remembering The colors ran like crayons on a hotplate. It felt like a bad acid trip, as memories returned out of order. Liza didn’t know what to trust. The only thing that grounded her was looking into Mrs. Davenport’s eyes. It was then that she knew for sure it had all happened. The older womanContinue reading “The Watchers 20”

The Watchers 19

Who are you?” Stepping from the tub Liza wrapped the thick white towel around her body.  She’d turned the heat up before getting in the bath, but there was still a chill once the air hit her wet skin, but it was worth it. She’d spent the past hour soaking in the tub and herContinue reading “The Watchers 19”

The Watchers 18

God protects children and fools “God protects children and fools,” Blackfoot thought as he watched Davenport’s bookstore attacker shuffle into the tank. It was his Daddy’s favorite line, but watching the pitiful excuse of a man before him he figured no line had ever been truer. The man’s ankles were shackled together beneath the unhemmedContinue reading “The Watchers 18”

The Watchers 17

You can’t park here Liza poured a cup of coffee and sat next to Mrs. Davenport and Zuri at the table. She took a long sip savoring the warmth of the mug in her hands.  She looked up to see two pairs of eyes staring back at her.  “Mama I thought you hated coffee,” ZuriContinue reading “The Watchers 17”

The Watchers 16

I had to become Trina Davenport Liza woke with a start. Heart racing, she searched the room until she remembered. Trina’s room. She looked at the blue walls as she sat in bed. The clock on the wall showed it was six o’clock. She’d slept the entire night. She’d never slept for longer than aContinue reading “The Watchers 16”

The Watchers 14

If anything ever happened to my granddaughter   It was like her mind forgot to forget. Every time she remembered a piece of something it left a space, and something opened up just enough for a slip of memory to come through. It just wasn’t happening fast enough. Liza wanted answers and she wanted themContinue reading “The Watchers 14”