The boy ran up the lane, his thoughts filled with a sweet tension. What would she say? How did she feel about him? Did she know he loved her? His heart beat faster, and his hands were hot. The wind whipped around him, trees sighing like his heart as the leaves moved against each […]
The scent of cinnamon and honey rolled in the breeze, and I followed the trail down the cobbled road. The pastry shop was small and old, but was well-kept and clean. As I entered, a small bell on the door chimed.
An old woman was rolling dough out on a stone slab, and I […]
It was another pointless day at my community college. The usual agitators in my English 204 class had started a discussion which ranged far off its original course, and finally degenerated into an argument about that old cliche: If you knew a nuclear weapon was about to explode in a city in a few hours, […]
by William V. Burns
It was stinking hot when he pulled the police cruiser off the road. The park Rangers were waiting for him in their Land Rover. They roared along a rutted dry wash until they reached the campsite. Lieutenant Allen Thoreson climbed out and walked over to the collapsed, slashed tent. The young […]