by Vallie Lynn Watson
The elevator appeared and I joined Flip Furlong, tall, thin, in blue scrubs. We each gave a nod of acknowledgment then I glanced at the panel; it was already pressed for floor nine. I reached in my purse for my phone, but could feel Flip still looking at me. It had been almost twenty years….
Vallie Lynn Watson’s debut novel, A River So Long, was published by Luminis Books in 2012. Her Pushcart-nominated work appears in PANK, decompE, Gargoyle, and other magazines. Watson received a PhD from the Center for Writers and teaches creative writing at UNC Wilmington. She edits Cape Fear Review.