4 of Hearts: Tricks

    The heavy rains had ended. The Chinese students in Bangor for summer term had picked up slang from their classmates and professors and described the weather as “boiling.” I wore my Everlast fleece. Compared to Illinois, compared to last January in Illinois, 55 F was chilly. But after a mild summer with much … Continue reading

2 of Hearts: Partner up

  The rising sun glittered off the ocean. Waves were distant, looked calm, steel grey between dirty clouds. Or maybe the porthole was dirty. Even with my greasy nose against it, covering a child’s nose-imprint with my own, I saw the frame. A blurry Prince Caspian was on the 7” x  5” screen on the … Continue reading