I would love for you to visit my Yahoo page. I have published a short story there:
Cassandra stood by the closed and locked window and squinted out into the afternoon sun. She flattened her palm against the pane as if she were trying to touch the outside, the sky, the very air. "I want to experience it again. I want to lie on the sand and feel the sun warming my skin. It's a wonder I don't have skin cancer…my girlfriends and I logged way too many hours slathered in baby oil and iodine! The wind…the…air…the…sun…" She began to sob.
"Baby oil and iodine, what was that, a homemade suntan oil?" Dr. Sanderson knew the answer, he had an aunt who used the same technique and even as a young boy, it hadn't seemed like a good idea to him. The question was for Cassie's benefit.
"Yes, I'm not sure how it was supposed to work, but we all did it. We didn't have the Internet back then to look up stuff like that. I will have to research it. I think it was the oil really baking us and the iodine just added color!" She started to laugh as she walked to the kitchen to refill her coffee cup.
"You will feel it again, Cassie." read the rest of the story
I hope you enjoy it.
Happy Mother's Day!