I am honored to have my story, “How the Stories End,” on https://hereticsloversmadmen.com as part of Quotable Poe Week Five.
How the Stories End
No one would understand why I’m here, so I’m sure you don’t either—at least you don’t yet. But I promise you will. I’m going to tell you a story and then you’ll understand. There is a method, as they say, to this madness. Oh, and you will have the opportunity to help with the ending to the story I am about to tell you.
Let’s see—our story begins with a child, a child whose favorite Saturday morning were when her mother would sit beside her on the floor and watch cartoons. Her mother would wrap an arm around her then our child would snuggle in real close. It was one of their mother-daughter rituals, played out when the mother didn’t have too much housework to do. What you must understand is that the most delightful part of this ritual was the mother laughing and giggling right…
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