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Lazy DayGeorge's eyes fluttered open, and he sat up. He was breathing hard, and he could feel his heart hammering against his chest. Another nightmare had crept its way into his subconcious, and portrayed a terrifyingly real dream about his girlfriend dying. He turned his head, and there she lay, safe and sound.
He ran his hand down her back, and smiled softly at her. Her eyelids twitched, and her nose wrinkled up the way it did when she was mad, or thinking hard about something. He gently pulled her onto him, so her head lay on his bare chest.
"George?" she murmured, still half asleep.
"Yes luv?" he answered back, and she looked up at him.
"I love you." she mumbled, and then her eyes shut again and she was sleeping. George was in shock. No bird he'd ever dated had said that, half asleep or awake. And he knew that what he was feeling in his heart was love for Lucy.
"I love you too," he whispered in her ear, and his eyes drifted close. Soon, he was asleep with the love of his life wrapped in hi
All Here For A ReasonI turned onto a shady, well-manicured driveway that, for all intents and purposes, looked harmless enough. Maple trees lined both sides of the street, and a parade of Canadian geese marched across the road to a wide duck pond with a flamboyant fountain. There were blooming crepe myrtles and rose-of-sharons, and as I grew closer to my destination, neatly trimmed gardens with neatly trimmed bushes.
I stopped to let the geese pass. They looked at me; one hissed. I honked my horn and moved around them.
At the end of the road sat a collection of grayish buildings and a number of signs directing me to the appropriate parking lot. "Welcome to Ten Creeks Hospital," said one of them. "Please enjoy your stay." I parked in the visitor's lot. Surely I wouldn't be staying.
I was shaking when I got out of my car. I had spent the morning getting high. One foot in front of the other, flip-flop noises, hot sidewalk. Mulberry and magnolia trees, freshly shaved grass. A bench and pan for smokers. A set o
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