What He Said

 “I am going to tell you something but if you repeat it to anyone else, I’ll deny it.”  We’d been in the same room for hours but I was looking at his face for perhaps the first time. He was younger than I might have guessed at first, deep wrinkles that might have validated the…

The Prettiest Thing

“Isn’t she the prettiest thing?” It’s not a question, at least not one directed to me. My aunt talks about me as though I am not in the room but that’s because she is not talking to me. The words, which I’ve heard her say many times before, don’t have anything to do with me being…