The Trip to the Rig
Carcasses, that can’t be good. 115 km what’s that, about 70 miles?
I should have brought some water. The Coke’s all gone.
More bones! That’s not a cow, but it’s big.
Should I turn back? I’ve driven over 100 km now in a desert. In a boat of a car. With no water and no idea where this rig is…
Wait a minute… is this one of Frank’s little tests?
Full Fathom Five
As Annamarie fills out the forms in the pediatrician’s waiting room she’s surprised to see that the questions are about her — not just her brand new baby — and, yes, she does feel “down” and “hopeless” and “irritable”. Or maybe suicidal and full of rage would better describe it. But what happens to moms who can’t even “mom”? Will her honesty mean the baby is taken away? And would that actually be the better choice?
Beyond The Pale — Act One
Once upon a time in the mid-20th century a little girl was born in a small red brick house adjacent to a wood. Her birth was attended by an unseen presence from the Old Country. The Evil Eye! A demented, delightful demon that has haunted her family across generations and across continents. Will she succumb to its control or finally break the bonds of fear and superstition?
Anatomy of a Bad Decision
The psychiatrist greeted us with the enthusiasm of a TV host at the top of a long, long flight of stairs. My boyfriend — my ex-boyfriend? — my boyfriend — went up those stairs achingly slowly, and butt-first. He had wrecked himself on ketamine and whippets, and I was hoping the blinding white teeth of the psychiatrist would be the light at the end of the tunnel. But all we won on this game show was a trip to the emergency room — a trip that would eventually save my life.