By Catherine Kelley.
“Mom hides the vodka in the washing machine. Her frown, all through breakfast and dinner, is like the sodden rag on the kitchen floor that smells of Dad’s sourdough starter and the vinegar he sprinkles over our pasta salads because Mom doesn’t cook anymore. ”
A Drink at Sundown by Wendy Sherwell.
The Blood Pudding – November 27, 2023
Catherine Kelley writes from Southern California and has had stories published in Everyday Fiction, The Frogmore Papers, 805, East of the Web, and The Bookends Review. She practices Zen meditation, hoping it will someday help her forgive the people who dump garbage on her street.
Artwork: Wendy Sherwell is an eclectic painter with varying styles. She has been painting for approx. 20 years with some tuition but is mainly self-taught. She uses professional grade oil only and is quite prolific. You can find her work here.