The Space Between Winter and Spring

Feedback Requested Kim’s Draft (Just Listen) Wet sandy footsteps, like crunchy cereal underfoot, heading out through the alley. A clucking chicken, representing the brood, only mildly alarmed. Gurgling water on the other side of a too-tall fence; I imagine a...

One Last Thing

Feedback Requested Kim Silva’s Draft (I really had trouble with the idea of “unreliable narrator” in this…probably because of the topic I chose.  There is a lie here, and I really only left one clue!  Note, too, that while the topic seems...

If You Are to Know Me, Part 1

Feedback Requested Kim Silva’s Draft (The Power of Repetition, Part 2: Haves and Have No(t)s) I should tell you, my beautiful son, that one of your greatest gifts to me is your clear-eyed desire to know me deeply.  I came to understand that showing you honors...

Locksley Lane

Feedback Requested Kim Silva’s Draft (The Power of Repetition, Part I) I remember about ten specific points in time that paint the broad strokes of my youth. Times I can still see and taste and smell, never needing to remember the rest with much specificity.  I...

High Emotion

Feedback Requested Kim Silva’s Draft I’ll take any feedback you wish to give! ~ ~ ~ Long a fixture in my work world, I was preparing to depart; my unsettledness had pushed me toward all good reasons to leave (I was loath to name it “retiring”). Plans were...