Unfinished (Chapter 9)

by Dash Owens As Edward, Belinda, and Junie began to give Maeve some answers, she asked even more questions. During one early morning, the ghosts were demonstrating to Maeve how they traveled at different speeds.  “It’s easiest to focus on an object that’s moving first. Imagine you’re right next to it,” Edward directed, pointing toContinue reading “Unfinished (Chapter 9)”

Unfinished (Chapter 7)

by Dash Owens Maeve tried to make friends. After the horrific first meeting with the clerks, Maeve told Edward she had no interest in returning to the library or doing any favors for the clerks. Edward seemed unfazed. “When you have eternity, nothing is permanent,” he stated impersonally, which Maeve found chilling. Like most ofContinue reading “Unfinished (Chapter 7)”

Unfinished (Chapter 6)

by Dash Owens “The inside of the library doesn’t match the outside,” Maeve mused as she moved up the Brooklyn Central Library staircase with Edward. Speaking still took time, but she found she had a lot more to say. It helped that she was shocked at the bare ugliness of a building she once esteemedContinue reading “Unfinished (Chapter 6)”

Unfinished (Chapter 5)

by Dash Owens The period between 3:30 and 6 a.m. was the trickiest. Few were watching television or listening to the radio or reading books during this time. Mary left for work around 6:15 every morning, and Maeve usually followed her. Sometimes Maeve got caught up with the insomniac or she discovered an early risingContinue reading “Unfinished (Chapter 5)”

Unfinished (Chapter 1)

by Dash Owens Maeve realized the uselessness of escaping debt — the expense of a self-indulgent education riddled with false starts— and, after lengthy imagined acceptance speeches and daydreams of novels, she uncovered the blunt, inevitable conclusion: Maeve needed to kill herself. What was her education? A series of discussions frustrated by every man’s indecentContinue reading “Unfinished (Chapter 1)”