Measuring Our Mysterious Milestones*

 by Jill Amadio  How do writers count the milestone ways? A tweak here. A tweak there. Four more adjectives. Seven additional adverbs. No, no adverbs. Fiddle. Okay, two more red herrings to weave into the plot, a couple of metaphors, one more flashback and the manuscript is finally ready for the editor. Perfect. Except you’re…

Rather Die Than Be Caught

by Naomi  Jim looked at his watch impatiently.  Why aren’t they here?  It was not quite morning yet, and the sky was still dark. He shivered under his long, dark coat. When are they coming?  He was not used to being kept waiting by others, and he was quite annoyed at this delay. Finally, he…