Heat

The day starts with a check of the weather. How hot is it going to reach today? Mid-thirties? Not too bad, although I see it’s going to creep closer to forty soon. Anything over thirty-five in June is considered a heat wave. Like in winter, the temperature here changes in summer without warning. One day…

Dear Aneira

Three weeks ago you came to us, yet it has felt longer. I can still picture the day we picked you up; how gingerly you walked up the stairs you now race me on. You came in to our lives nervous, scared and wondering whether or not we were yet another temporary foster. Now, we…