What She Found in the Cabinet
Her attempt to open the cabinet was thwarted when
The key was made of lace, and wouldn't stay taut as she twisted the lock.
he called her name from the foot of the spiral staircase,
Isabelle, Katherine, Eleanor. She wouldn't come when called, so he
fashioned a leash and called it a necklace.
voice solemn as church, reminding her of
Her father's Bible. But she had never met her father, and was raised by
wolves. When she opened the book, music followed her from room to room.
her wedding, which was arranged for noon that day, white
Gloves hung from a hook shaped like a lion's roaring mouth.
dress folded like a flag, hidden behind the cabinet's false back.