The Staircase

October 6, 2018

 "47 Steps" photo by Angie Hedman



The Staircase

by Monica Kagan



A sharp noise slices into Megan's consciousness. She jerks awake. Wipes her eyes.

"Who's there?"

Skin itching, she switches on the lamp. Nothing stirs, save for the dust motes infiltrating her pores.

Agreeing to do the repairs in this ramshackle house is on