WHITE FLAG Distracted today. Disorganized, common theme. Dishevelled I am.
SHAME Majestic creatures, Noble, gentle, so loving. Will we let you die?
My beloved uncle was a tragic, Heathcliff like figure in my youth. I had heard endless tales of a doomed love, a painful separation and an unhappy marriage. It was all so unfair. How could life be so cruel? What of poor Cathy? Her fate even worse – a sad, lonely spinster living a cold … Continue reading Hometown Legends
BELIEVE Pale light, greeting me. Dark, cold but with a promise, Of a warmth to come.
He said he knew you, immediately, when he first learned my address. An adolescent game of spin the bottle was recounted - cute, innocent. I thought nothing of it until he mentioned you again six months later. Had he forgotten our earlier conversation? There were stars in his eyes, happy memories. You barely remembered him. … Continue reading My Neighbor’s Crush
INSOMNIA The bark of a dog. Trees, groaning in the fierce wind. Music from wind chimes.
He made me uncomfortable from the very beginning. Our first meeting on a hectic Monday morning set the tone. “You wanted a hazelnut coffee?” “Uh no, I asked for vanilla.” “Vanilla with just sugar?” “No actually, vanilla with just cream.” “Okey dokey. I hope your day gets better.” Wait, what? Our next meeting was as … Continue reading Microfiction Monday! “Weird Coffee Guy”
SENTINALS Dusk on a dirt road. Bare trees, red hue, poised upward. Avenging angels.
I remember the school as being festive that day. Decorations for Christmas break were strewn about the hallways. Outside, fat snowflakes blanketed the landscape making everything appear uniformly white, pure and perfect. Inside, the excitement was infectious. The last period bell had just rung and shrieks of delight could be heard as the school emptied. … Continue reading Believe You
JOY A roll in the grass. A cool drink from a puddle. A nice belly rub.