Upville, Season 2, Ep. 4: Prescryptor’s Proposition

“Not too bad,” came a low voice.  “Not too bad, at all.” Fern sat up from the green linoleum floor and focused on the darkened figure perched atop the counter. “I’ll be honest,” he said, hopping down, “I wasn’t expecting much out of you.” “Prescryptor,” said Fern. Prescryptor’s signature mint and navy outfit gripped his … More Upville, Season 2, Ep. 4: Prescryptor’s Proposition

Upville, Season 2, Ep. 3: Out. Up. Gone.

Clarence didn’t answer questions, anymore. No teachers called on him for certain solutions in viscous silences and no students leaned over for secondary explanations or even the occasional, quick confirmation.  Nobody asked, because Clarence had stopped answering.  How long ago was that, again?  One semester? Two? Clarence didn’t like counting backwards.  He only counted down … More Upville, Season 2, Ep. 3: Out. Up. Gone.

Upville, Season 2, Ep. 2: Dinner and Desserts

A quiet table covered in immaculate white lace.  Three glasses—two wine, one juice.  Five plates lit by frosted orange lights dangling in a tentative elegance.  One knife sawing through roast pork; two forks hovering anxiously above mashed potatoes. “You overcooked this meat, again,” rumbled a deep voice at the head of the table. “I’m sorry, … More Upville, Season 2, Ep. 2: Dinner and Desserts

Upville, Season 2, Ep. 1: Summer Cinders

The groan of cicadas wafted through the screen door into the kitchen.  Sunlight dripped off the faucet and ran into the studded, green linoleum, wavy with age, stopping just before two children lying flat on their backs, eyes languidly observing speckles of reflected light trace their way across the white ceiling, like an old, broken … More Upville, Season 2, Ep. 1: Summer Cinders

Upville, Episode 11: Breaker’s Bar

“Five Apollo shots!” Fern shouted over the bar, slamming a twenty down. The bartender nodded while passing another customer a drink, then began throwing several types of very potent liquor into the metal mixer. “There’s only three of us…” ventured C.K., who was looking more and more uncomfortable by the second.  When Fern didn’t seem … More Upville, Episode 11: Breaker’s Bar