Over Easy, Chapter 21

Over Easy, Chapter 21

by Janet Oakley, 1525 words “Shh, shh,” Alex said as he held the injured barn owl against his chest, mindful of the bird’s sharp claws “You’re going to be all right.” How it had survived the café fire, the fireman couldn’t image. Its feathers gave off a sickly smell...
Over Easy, Chapter 20

Over Easy, Chapter 20

by Heidi Beierle, 1291 words When Bilan faded into the background, the owls noticed. In that instant, Willoughby ran. Downhill. Toward the water. He ran as he’d never run before. He’d show them. Alex sped toward the diner in his firetruck, sirens wailing. Given the...
Over Easy, Chapter 19

Over Easy, Chapter 19

by Matthew Morgan III, 1247 words By the time the overnight patrol car slouched down the country road to where the woman said a pickup had rolled, said truck was devoid of human life. Officer Barney Pfeffer had lit up the car and wandered in an ever-wider circle...
Over Easy, Chapter 18

Over Easy, Chapter 18

by Mary Louise Van Dyke, 1685 words Bilan shivered as she watched the morning sun lifting in a sea of pinks and purples into the morning sky. Or was the word “rising?” Two days now since the fire destroyed the Excelsior Café. Two long days of wondering if her...
Over Easy, Chapter 17

Over Easy, Chapter 17

by Kate Miller, 1465 words That evening Jerome talked Meghan into picking up Phyllis and Ted and driving over to the house where Amy and Alice were staying. He had filled everyone in on Flora’s advice. With Willoughby Smyth on the prowl in their small town, posing a...
Over Easy, Chapter 16

Over Easy, Chapter 16

by Sky Hedman, 1352 words Flora had heard the swoosh of her front door closing. She had turned over in her sleep and reached out for Jerome, his warmth, his hairy chest, his strong hands. But he was gone. Flora glanced at the clock. 3:15 am. Through the window, she...