Sunday, January 12, 2014


Fifty miles to the east, snow melts on Mount Baker and lightning flares in the roiling billows of ash. The windows of our lighthouse on Patos Island rattle as the ground bucks and rumbles, like birth contractions of the earth in labor. Diane plays Debussy’s “Reverie” and it seems to calm the children.

** Entry for writing challenge:  "A 53-word story on 'the last piano on the island.'"

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