Begonia

The peonies were a hand’s turn past perfection. Instead of the tight, round folds Holly had expected, the flowers flared outward like grandparent arms open for a hug. The petals had become papery as their veins dried out in the sun, and as they curled back, the canary pollen rods below were exposed. Even if …

Playing with a Full Deck: A Unique Approach to Solving Cold Cases

In 2006, more than sixty Snohomish county cold cases were filed away waiting to be solved. Some of these cases were only a few years old, but others stretched all the way back to the sixties (Hefley, 2009). Even with breakthroughs in forensic technology, the sheer workload was too much for the cold case unit. …

The Park Worker

You stood under the covered area listening for frogs. For all the fit winter had thrown, summer had come fast and summer had come hard. The frogs croaked in lulling hush tones having their own renaissance in the honeysuckle marsh. The dragonflies hovered sleepily over the fishing pond and every so often, one dipped into …