Entries by Crystal L. Kirkham

How to Deal with Stress

by Crystal L. Kirkham   A co-worker once asked me how I deal with a job that makes them want to gouge their eyes out. “Well,” I explained, “a sensible person would give up the will to live, start stress eating away the pain, and then go home to drink themselves into a stupor.” “Is […]

A Deal is a Deal

by Crystal L. Kirkham   Tonight, they celebrated her granddaughter’s sixteenth birthday. An adult by the standards of the ancients. Now, the river spirit demanded its sacrifice for the deal that Marie had made. “Annalise?” Marie’s voice cracked with emotion. “Can you fetch some water?” “Of course.” Marie watched her leave before calling to her […]