She loved to read thrillers in the
safety of her warm bed. The cashmere
throw purred on her lap like an orange
tabby while her fingers stroked the
virgin paper. The paperback held endless
possibilities; she felt the excitement
building up into goosebumps. The curious
moon stepped on top of a cloud, trying
to get a better view between slats of
vinyl shades; they thought him rude, a
voyeur, invading their personal space.
This was a private show and he wasn't
invited. Page after page, she turned her
fears into aphrodisiacs, swallowing them
whole until she was full. Never feeling
the ache that throbbed in her heart.
Bio: Gracen Hiss writes poetry and fiction. Her latest poetry chapbook, The Lilac City, was published by Origami Poems Project. Her first novel, a gothic fantasy, The Rosegiver, was published in February 2016. She enjoys horror/mystery movies & books, wandering through old cemeteries, and perusing antique shops. Gracen currently resides in Southern California with her husband and two children, although she considers the Pacific Northwest home.
Link to my website: GracenHiss.webs.com