Abby lives a content life in the woods until people come to her home looking for her. She escapes but for how long? She'll need help in her fight for a free life, one where she can live instead of just survive.
Lady Adelaide Attwood is a vivacious free spirit who prefers her imaginary friends to her mundane life at Glenmore manor. Lady Rosalind Attwood is a model of Victorian propriety whose deep resentment and jealousy of her sister breeds psychotic violence. The stage is set when Claire Wheaton arrives to work as a lady's maid. Her gentle and quiet spirit soon ignites the hostility between the sisters, and someone is allowed to die.
A young girl and her family accompany their housepainter father on a trip to collect his wages from a slow-paying customer and encounter surprising consequences. Winner of Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest 2007, Honorable Mention.