Vivid

By Tiffany Shull Peterson She extended her arm, spread her fingers, and examined the flesh there. Her translucent skin glowed with an eerie bluish hue. Purple veins spread like the branches of an ancient tree from the back of her hand up into her arm. She turned her palm up and watched as the musclesContinue reading “Vivid”

Tadpoles

By Erin Rounds We had just arrived at my mother’s house in the hills of Vermont, when the sliding door to her mudroom flew open, and out bounded my red-headed niece, Rori, in her bathing suit.   “We’re going to the pond,”  she announced gleefully, “are you coming?”  Both of my children’s excited faces turned toContinue reading “Tadpoles”