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Voices on the Stair: Collected Stories Elizabeth Routen

Voices on the Stair: Collected Stories

Elizabeth Routen

Published December 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780738858357
Paperback
235 pages
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In there, Eves mother said, tugging the group to the spare room. Just lay her on the bed here. Even Ill take care. Fletcher lit a lamp, shooing away the smoke with the offhand gesture of the engrossed. He crushed the match in his palm andMoreIn there, Eves mother said, tugging the group to the spare room. Just lay her on the bed here. Even Ill take care. Fletcher lit a lamp, shooing away the smoke with the offhand gesture of the engrossed. He crushed the match in his palm and adjusted the flame until it gave a weary light. Ill be going now, he said softly, brushing a shock of hair off his glistening brow. His eyes were wide and deep and questioned the mother and daughter who stood dumbly, their hands crossed almost in prayer over Louises quiet and final shape. They remained that way for a few more moments, stealing glances at each other and at their guest until Belle finally spoke with no small degree of bitterness. Well, he finally killed her. —Her Masters, We Author Biography: Elizabeth Routen, a native of Hampton Roads, Virginia, is a writer and web designer whose work has appeared in publications including The Paumanok Review, Critique, and GWN. To learn more about her work, read additional stories, or comment on Voices on the Stair, visit her online at http://elizabethrouten.bizland.com.