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 …

Shady Hollow Garden Club – Camilla Lee

I hear my mother’s voice in my head: Adelaide, you have to join something. How do you expect to make friends in a new place? If she were alive, my mother would be one-hundred- and-three. Which means I must be, what, eighty-one? Eighty-two next month. She knew how to dig at my weak spots. Seems she still can, posthumously. I …