account_circle by Ann de Forest
Ann de Forest lives and write in Philadelphia. Her fiction has appeared in Open City and Timber Creek Review and has been performed on stage for Writing Aloud, a series of actor-performed short fiction readings. She also writes frequently about architecture, design and mapmaking for various magazines and is working on a children's novel involving unusual old maps.



Issue No. 50 ~ July, 2001

It was a time when vegetation grew at an astounding rate. We trudged home through waist-high weeds, blinded by dandelion fuzz. Ivy slithered up the walls as we watched. Leaves slipped under screens and pressed against the glass like human hands. We slept. We woke …