Railroad Switch

The screeching noise of the train’s brakes pierced my ears as the locomotive pulled into the station. I stood up from the platform bench, slung my messenger bag around a shoulder and pulled the handle up from my rolling luggage.

The line of passenger cars collectively rolled to a stop. A throng of waiting passengers stepped forward, always forgetting to let arrivals off first. Suddenly, the train started again and inched forward. Continue reading

Broken Promises

I’m sick of going to weddings. They’re all the same. White gowns, ugly bridesmaids dresses, and cheesy songs. Everyone just wants to get to the part where we eat cake.

But this was my best friend from college. I had to make an exception. Especially since I was the bride. Continue reading

Close Call

Shit.

This hasn’t happened in twenty years. For some reason, when I reached puberty, I stopped sleepwalking. But now, here I am in my Wonder Woman nightgown, standing in a parking lot in some kind of national or state forest, holding my phone which was dialed in to a 703 area code number.

“Ma’am, I’m going to ask you one more time. How did you get this number?” said a tough voice on the other end of the signal.

“I’m sorry, I just woke up. Who is this?” Continue reading