Her Last Gift

Standing on the sidewalk looking up at the third-floor dormers and tower beside them, Angela knew this was where she was meant to be. “Ready?” the estate agent asked, smiling. “This house has 5 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, separate dining room, and 3 full baths—one on each floor. The attic can be used for storage…… Continue reading Her Last Gift

The Fill-In

The pit is empty when Beth arrives for the evening’s performance. It is always hard being a fill-in violinist, but after three years, she is accustomed to faking confidence. The other musicians file in past her without a glance except for a cellist. “Hurry now,” the conductor announces. “Miss Harrison? You are filling in as…… Continue reading The Fill-In