Chapter One – Literary Lion

Chapter One – Literary Lion

I should not have taken the pill. But the young bellhop, seeing my nerves and sharing my terror of crowds, had seemed kind, if a little stoned, and I’d swallowed the magenta-colored tablet he offered in a moment of mind-numbing stress, grasping for any escape. “You...
Chapter Two – Marbles

Chapter Two – Marbles

Her mother, the officer said, was dead. The seven-year-old with dark braids tucked her chin against the sharp edge of her collarbone and cowered in the shadows of the darkened hallway behind her Aunt Louise. She watched the man’s mouth moving, his pale skin lit by the...
Kintsugi

Kintsugi

Beautiful Scars Kintsugi, or “golden joinery,” is the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramic with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object—part of its...