Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Crayons

Beverly Forehand


Red-blue-yellow-green. I found them in that order.

One under the battered sofa, another two fallen between cracks in the warped floorboards, the fourth in my cardboard schoolbox along with Elmer's Glue.

With them I had created my own world of bright blue castles and dragons as red as clowns' rubber noses.

I had drawn and dreamed of all the great things I would do and see in a world I envisioned as Crayola-vivid.

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Beverly Forehand is a freelance writer and painter living in Nashville, Tennessee. Her short stories and poems have been published in Atriad Press' Haunted Encounters, Bewildering Stories, FATE, The Harrow, LongStory Short, Quantum Muse, Typhoon.net, Waxing Waning Moon, Ultraverse, The Wheel, Zephyrus, and other publications. She recently published a pet recipe book with Dawson Progressive and is a monthly columnist for Critter Exchange. Her hobbies include cultivating her medieval herb garden and begging her cats (unsuccessfully) to stay off the sofa.

© Beverly Forehand

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