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 asContinue 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.
WINTER’S SUNRISE A haze over trees – Pink to blue, so magical. Beauty in the cold.
ARCTIC CHILL Merciless cold blast. Winds – seeking, destroying warmth Winter walk, awake!
JANUARY BLUES Territorial turkeys; angry, running wild. Big dog, big stick, shoo!