Hope – a short story by Pepper O’Brien

I had pizza. Tomorrow, I may have nothing at all, but that day, some kind soul bought me a three dollar slice of plain, and I couldn't be more grateful. "Honey?" she'd said, her sweet, concerned, round face peering down at me cautiously. "You eat pizza?" "Sure do," I'd told her. "I don't have cash, … Continue reading Hope – a short story by Pepper O’Brien

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Grief – a Short Story by Pepper O’Brien

There really wasn't anything quite as satisfying as beating bread dough into submission. Don't think about it. Don't go there. Keep it together.  I chanted silently to myself over and over as I kneaded, the smell of the yeast wafting up to remind me that I was safe, I was home, and I was getting on … Continue reading Grief – a Short Story by Pepper O’Brien