Author Archives: sheisafiresign

The Smell of Death

Mr. Jones sat shakily up in the bed, his body smaller and more frail, tucked into the white sheets. I walked in and gave him a small smile. “Hey, Mr. Jones, how are you doing today?” His face lit up … Continue reading

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Don’t Look

The clock ticked loudly in the otherwise silent room. The children sat at their desks, their heads down and their pencils scribbling on the paper. The teacher watched them from her desk, noticing every little glance of their eyes to … Continue reading

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The Circus

The circus came into town under the cover of night. No one heard the elephants trumpeting as the train slid into a stop. No one heard the roaring of the lions, either. No one heard the giggling monkeys, either. But … Continue reading

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Again

He puffs out his chest. “I can think of a better way to do that,” he jeers. The old man looks him over, then smiles. “By all means. I’m eager to learn a new, easier way.” He struts over, ready … Continue reading

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Think You Know Me

There was something about the way he looked at her. Almost as if he looked through her, not quite at her. But his eyes were green and his hair was dark, and it was an irresistible combination that caused women … Continue reading

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The Key (Part 2)

Julia sprung into action when Abigail collapsed. She tossed the box on the top of the dresser, then dropped to her knees to feel for a pulse. All while calling out Abigail’s name. But she knew. Abigail was gone. Continue reading

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The Key

An old woman’s helper thinks she’s delirious, but is she? What secret is she hiding? Continue reading

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