Dogged Ma; chapter twelve, part one

  Chapter Twelve; Part One “Liz!  What are you doing here?”  It was Friday night, and my sister had shown up unexpectedly.  Again, she got into the building without me buzzing her up.  This was happening more frequently than I liked; I reluctantly decided to call the landlord first thing Monday morning during my prep hour… Continue Reading

Dogged Ma; chapter eleven

Chapter Eleven “Delivery for Margaret Wang.”  This was getting to be a regular occurrence.  I had just gotten home from work Monday night and had been about to check my messages when my buzzer rang. “I’ll be right down.”  I hurried downstairs and peeked at a delivery guy who was holding yet another bouquet of… Continue Reading

Dogged Ma; chapter ten, part one

Chapter Ten; Part One “We must first fill the room with incense.”  Wind had been gracious enough to come over that night in answer to my urgent plea.  I knew that I had to seal that damn portal, no matter how much I wanted to remain connected to Lucifer.  “We need to chase the bad… Continue Reading

Dogged Ma; chapter nine, part three

Chapter Nine; Part Three “Delivery for Margaret Wang.” “I’ll be right there.”  Another one?  Who could it be this time?  I went downstairs and peeked outside, seeing a delivery guy with a bouquet of fiery orange and red roses.  The colors of the roses were so pure, they almost hurt my eyes. “Here you go,”… Continue Reading

Dogged Ma; chapter nine, part two

Chapter Nine; Part Two I settled back to watch the movie, enjoying being with ‘my people’.  Oh, I knew that was more fantasy than reality, but it was nice to be surrounded by Asians.  Even better, people had no compunctions about yelling things at the screen, so it was more of an interactive experience than… Continue Reading

Dogged Ma; chapter nine, part one

Chapter Nine “Girl, what are you wearing to dinner with Ted?”  It was Ned on the horn, of course, as I drove home from work.  “It better be something fierce.  He’s a great catch, and I just wished he swung my way.” “I’m glad he doesn’t,” I retorted, executing a quick lane change to avoid… Continue Reading

Dogged Ma; chapter eight

Chapter Eight “Margaret!  Let us in!”  It was Thursday night, and someone was banging at my door.  Shit.  It was Wind and Ned.  Again, somebody had let them in.  I had half a mind to talk to the landlord about the lax security, but it didn’t seem worth the effort. “Wind, Ned, how nice of… Continue Reading

Dogged Ma; chapter seven, part two

“Is this Margaret?”  It was definitely Alan.  “It’s Alan.  Look, love, I just got out of the meeting, and I’m on the way to the hotel to change.  My driver tells me I should be there by six, six-fifteen at the latest.  I’m looking forward to seeing you.” “Me, too,” I echoed, clutching the phone… Continue Reading

Dogged Ma; chapter seven, part one

Dogged Ma: Chapter Seven, Part One “Mom, I’m telling you the truth.  I was never engaged to Ned.”  It was Wednesday afternoon, and I had just arrived home from work.  My mother must have a sixth sense about these sort of things because she always managed to call me the minute I walked in the… Continue Reading