Ken McPherson ’s work has appeared in “The Santa Fe Literary Review” and he studies creative writing at SFCC. This is his second published story:
The day already had too tight of a grip, distributing preemptive stress throughout Karen’s body. What was her 9 o’clock appointment about? Why was she meeting at 1 o’clock with Francis? Karen’s memory told only half truths this morning, withholding the remainder for inappropriate surprises.
She did remember that her last appointment, at six o’clock was in her own office, doors locked, with her self. The police would say she “was so stressed she took her own life,” a judgmental description of her wielding the only power she had over her body.
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