The Hanging Tree, Part 3

Unfortunately for Alice, however, Henry Cooper wasn’t leaving her mind anytime soon.  She thought so much about his admission that she found herself bursting into his classroom early Monday morning. Sitting at his desk, Henry looked up at her in surprise, his reading glasses nearly falling off in the process. He stood up. “Alice—”   “Did you actually …

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Aggie and the Woman, Part 7

This is probably my favorite portion of the story. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “Yaa, is everything all right?” her mother asked breathlessly when her daughter’s face came into view on the computer’s camera a few hours later. Unlike the majority of her friends and family, her mother rarely referred to her as Agnes or Aggie. Rather, she preferred …