A useless love- a connection or affinity that doesn’t fit into the plans of anyone concerned.

I sat by myself in the chapel at my school looking out the window as a duck floated along the pond while the Rabbi read through the prayers of Yom Kippur. I had very little energy having already started my fast the night before, but a voice in the back of my head (my mother’s …

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Write a story that starts with a rumor.

"You had sex with my sister." My stomach drops. My heart pumps into over drive. I can feel the blood drain from my cheeks and a prickly sensation form on the back of my neck.  Moisture accumulates on my palms and under my arms. My mouth tightens. I can't speak. I can't defend myself. I …