Hadley Moore (fiction, 2010): Hadley’s story “Stranger Danger” is up on the ASCENT! Magazine website.
Aaron glanced up when the spoon hit the floor, and for that second Katherine’s boy was all Ken: something about the angle of his chin and the blank, unguarded look—not quite surprise, just the neutral face of an involuntary response. Then she bent to pick up the spoon, and when she rose and looked at him again, he was back to himself: some portion of her, some portion of Ken, some portion just his own.
“Hey buddy, your oatmeal’s almost ready,” she told him.
“‘Kay,” he said, and dropped his head to concentrate on the toy cars he was lining up on the counter...[Keep reading]…