The Boat People (Chapter 5)

After the intruder crept across our roof, Father became obsessed with protecting the house. Before we left for our trip, he nailed shut every window and door from the inside. His zealous hammering almost accidentally locked us inside. I wondered why we were still leaving if he was so certain that our escape was going … Continue reading The Boat People (Chapter 5)

The Bridge (Chapter 2)

I was the third and last girl in a family that already had too many girls. After years of trying for a son, as a last resort, my parents took a trip to a mystical cave to pray for conception. When their prayer was finally granted, it arrived only half answered. What did they need … Continue reading The Bridge (Chapter 2)