She Had Willed It – YJ Jun

Snow fell softly on the mountains as she stared up at the trees. Thick tufts weighed on the pine leaves, floated down and died with a whisper. She enjoyed the sight, sad she couldn’t before. “Come on, Casper,” Mother called. The Siberian husky sprung up and lunged forward, done with playing patient. “Isn’t it nice?” Mother said to her. She …

The Bridge – Dan Lawrence

MENDOCINO, CA, 1987 – The river cut through the sand all the way to where it met the Pacific, where the bluffs rose up to the town. Part way down the beach, a bridge spanned the river; an enormous concrete plank set between two ledges a hundred feet up. Adrianne helped Paula with her shoes in the car in the …