ShoreLINES is an anthology of short stories and poetry, inspired by the beautiful Lake Cumberland area of Pulaski County, Kentucky, and compiled by the Pulaski Writer’s Alliance.
Blue was horrified. Only parents feed inchoate penguins. She gulped down the last of her fish and then scuttled away. Prestige was one thing but living with a mate who couldn’t mate was another.
Amal offered a new conjecture. She suggested that the women had involuntary become medical guinea pigs. Weeks before she and her coterie had noticed their state of flowering, Amal had accidentally collided with a pharmacist. That pharmacist was walking through the locked hospital ward, where Amal’s sister was a nurse. Maybe, that drug doc had not meant to dispense medications, but to surreptitiously test a rare gonadotropin.
Strengthened, I again am able to nurture. I use diet, not drugs, to combat Missy Older’s allergies. I make an effort to teach Older Dude to share our garden with our neighbors, our toys with our visitors, and our living room with Missy Younger. I show Older Dude and Missy Older how to use words to stop bullies. I gift myself with affirmations.
Joshua Pennwrite is a young man just getting a grip on his own reality. But just when he thought he had his life back in order and all was right with his world, he starts hearing a voice that won’t leave him alone; is he being haunted or has his reality slipped again!