Fractured 13

The first day of class, Dr. Templeton tells us to gather into our designated groups. We scoot our desks into a circle facing each other. I’m in a group of four and one of them probably in his late 30s. I didn't really think about students being older and joining our class. I always thought … Continue reading Fractured 13

The Ballroom Dancer

Brown coils of hair waft down a lithe frame boosted by frills and bolts of pink. Her hand extends, waiting for a partner to come forward. Her eyes flash across the room looking for anyone to step forward. Each and every person refrains from making eye contact. The lead purses her lips and nods at … Continue reading The Ballroom Dancer

Fractured 12

I pull the car off into the dirt gravel path down through some trees. The thicket starts getting denser. The sound of birds calling out fills the summer air as they swoop between branches. I bring the car around slowly to a clearing. An outdoor park with all the amenities, playgrounds, stationary grills, and bathroom … Continue reading Fractured 12

Fractured 11

We get into my car, my baby. I get in on the driver's side. Jill takes her time. I see her clearing her mascara in the mirror and then takes in my car. After she's in, she whistles at the interior. I start the engine and WKQX blasts into the car. Smashing Pumpkin’s Geek USA … Continue reading Fractured 11