Category: Essays

As the Weird Women Promised

When I knew her, her hair was dyed a deep auburn that formed wispy waves about her face and made her black eyes seem darker.  She wore brown dresses that showed her solidarity with the earth and its ancient rumblings. She never wore blue, the color of the sky—for her greatest fear was to accidentally view the …

Forty Days and Forty Nights

“I’m wondering if it’s going to be just like in the Bible,” Mrs. Steele exclaimed. “Forty days and forty nights!” Her voice was loud and shrill, as she handed Dad his change, and the way she kept talking made me think that she didn’t want us to leave. I understood. The nights were long and dark …