“Sylvie Ponders” — photograph/digital collage by AleXander Hirka —JJ in the role of Sylvie

Fear & Trembling & Sighs & Whispers

Things That Go Bump In The Night

My eyes shot open and I almost screamed. The room was dark.
She’d never done that before. The cat had been way too old to jump this high for years. And even when she was able to we had a strict understanding that she wasn’t on the bed at night. And yet tonight somehow she did it —remaining there just long enough for me to grasp what had startled…