Nightstand Archive

The Chestnut Man

“Its tone is soft and affectionate and much too close to her ear. But the voice doesn’t wait for an answer. For a moment it removes the thing that was stuck over her mouth, and Laura hears herself begging and pleading. She doesn’t understand ...Read More

How To Walk Away

“The biggest irony about that night is that I was always scared to fly. Always. Ever since I was old enough to think about it. It seemed counterintuitive. Even a little arrogant. Why go up when gravity clearly wanted us to stay down?” How ...Read More

This & That

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I was so ready for the weekend by the time Friday came along and that’s probably what I’ll be saying for the next couple of months. Usually the last months of the year are crazy in ...Read More