If You’re Hungry and You’re Useful

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It’s been a long time since there have been full shelves at the supermarket. Last week the town ran out of gasoline, and the houses that had been lit by generator lights at night have gone dark. Now, when a car drives through the middle of town everyone stops what they are doing to stare, and I am betting that … Read More

Blues and Blurs

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What is with this weather, this winter? Can we even call it a winter? It doesn’t feel real here in Connecticut. It hasn’t really happened yet. That terrible thing, that S word, that curse word of which I won’t speak. Instead, a week into January I’m stepping out onto my balcony in a t-shirt and hair still wet from the … Read More

F is for The Forest of Hands and Teeth

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In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted … Read More

Day 23 – Out in the World

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Nora and Wesley sat atop their horses on the crest of the hill, looking over the ravaged city. Hartford, a city that Nora remembered vividly; she had lived in Connecticut all of her life. The city Nora remembered was gleaming, all angles and clean lines stretching to the sky. Now it was ragged and in places, smoldering. That meant people … Read More