Club by Night
by Vicky Hayes
We lived in an apartment a quarter of a mile from the heart of the city. Our room was nestled into the back with a decent walk in closet and bathroom. We called the room “club by day, and night by night.” This had nothing to do with partying or any drunken or drugged activities of the sort; rather, the quilt we had put over the window- to avoid the glare of the ruthless Southern sun, cast the most passionate of reds about the entire room. From wall to bedspread our room gave off the club feel everyday, but by night it was pitch, and perfect.
Vicky Hayes is an aspiring writer currently residing in Charlotte, North Carolina. She plans on relocating to the Bay Area this year to further pursue her career. Her works include short stories, prose, poetry, and anecdotes. This is her first published work.
Richard Edwards has a BFA in Creative Writing and Journalism from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Education from the University of Akron. Managing editor of Drunk Duck, poetry editor for Prairie Margins, reporter for Miscellany, Akron Journal, Lorain Journal, and The BG News. He has also worked as a professional writer and editor in the medical publishing industry for several years. For the last 15 years Richard has also taught literature and writing at the secondary and post-secondary levels. He works much of the time with at-risk students.