Logophile [law-guh-fahyl, log-uh- ] noun - a lover of words.
- Top Story - October 2023
Love LanguageTop Story - October 2023
I stirred from my sleep, bleary-eyed and confused, to the tunneled sound of not-so-distant cries that felt like I was still in a dream. I sat up and rubbed my eyes as I tried to orient myself. Having him home with us still felt incredibly surreal. I moved slowly, cautious not to tug too much at the still-numb scar at the bottom of my softened belly.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The flurry of activity in the family home created a deafening cacophony of sound. The clang of pots, the scrape of utensils against platters, and the voices – always the voices – as various conversations warred each other in a constant battle of volume: who can speak louder, who will be heard.
- First Place in Mythmaker Challenge
No Chance to Know
Sounds come back to me first. My ears ring. The muted voices of a not-so-distant conversation. An incessant beeping. The soft pumping of machinery. Then I feel pain like the drip-drip-drip of a leaky faucet. A dull throb in my head and at the base of neck. Pain resulting from an attempt to lift my left arm again, el dolor causing my weighted eyelids to flutter. Black spots in my vision as my eyes adjust to brightness. I blink hoping to disperse the lingering disorientation. Sterile walls and innocuous framed artwork. A hospital.