The velvet flag

I jingled the keys to my Grandmother’s house as we walked up the driveway. The heritage house in Esquimalt sat neglected. There were more weeds than gravel. Some kids had impaled a pumpkin lantern on the wrought iron fence; rusted spikes…

Sustenance

The kettle whistled on the kitchen stove. Alice took the tea towel that was hanging on the handle of the oven door and wrapped it loosely around her hand. She lifted the steaming kettle from the ring. On her mug were a dozen or so…

The Inquiry

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Was he pushed or did he jump? Thus began the murder hunt. Little Miss Muffet had been nearby. They found traces of curds and whey, Incy Wincy Spider had sat down beside…