At Midnight by Candace Meredith

The tree-lined

streets are hidden

in the dark. Moon

Café is closed. A

solitary street lamp

flickers across this

quintessential little

town of the western

Appalachia. The

receptionist at Pine

Meadows Hotel has

a blank stare –

fixated on


and nothing

because the

common area

is vacant –

there is a town

resting, and the

work hours begin

regularly but it is

midnight; the

lake by the state

park is smooth

as marble and

there is a glare

of moon light.

The tree frogs have come

out, peeping eerily

to break the

silence for

this quaint town at midnight.


© Candace Meredith


Excerpt from the book Contemplation

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Candace Meredith About the Author

Candace Meredith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English Creative Writing from Frostburg State University in the spring of 2008. Her works of poetry, photography and fiction have appeared in literary journals Bittersweet, Backbone Mountain Review, Anthology 17, Greensilk Journal and The Broadkill Review.  She currently works as a Freelance Editor for an online publishing company and has earned her Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) from West Virginia University. Her first effort in writing a collaborative children’s book is a progress in the making and Candace anticipates seeing completion of the book in 2017.

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