My new short story, Separated, has been published on Mildred.co.
There was a heatwave many years back, and the days and time moved through molasses.
My house, not far from the city, had a study as the front room that I used as an office.
The bay window overlooked the street and driveway, which led to the front door at the side of the house, and I spent the days working, living alone, and it felt my life was drawing to a still, the molasses thickening, my spirit hardening.
I blame it on the molasses. The truth is I was thick in melancholy. Drowning in it. I was unhappy and too familiar with it to notice.
In Separated, a man experiencing a long, slow period of melancholy receives a visit from an unlikely stranger, who changes his life in the most unusual way.
Visit Mildred.co to read on…