Posted at 5:30 pm , on October 31, 2019
My perfect climbing tree grows atop a gentle hill overlooking the river. Amid its branches, I find comfort hidden from the world. Within easy reach, hang the darkest plums. Gently, my fingers seek ripe softness beneath smooth skin. Biting, I fill my mouth with juicy sweetness. Contentment fills my soul.
Posted at 12:00 pm , on October 31, 2019
A single figure strolled down the tiled hallway. Thock. His long duster fell open, his clothing were all neutral browns like the coat. Thock. The unusual thing about the man was the tiny black ball, so out of place yet like part of him, being bounced as he walked. Thock.
Posted at 9:14 am , on October 31, 2019
On my grandparents’ farm, a lean yellow huntress cat, returned to the house very late – limping and carrying her own severed paw. Dismayed, I retrieved my grandfather to help her. With barely a hesitation to look at me, he sewed it back in place. Although misshapen, her paw was saved.
Posted at 10:22 pm , on October 29, 2019
Climb into the shallow tube. Sit on the narrow bench. After others do likewise in front and behind, it sluggishly starts to move. In the awkward vehicle, meander a few curves. Then you are chugging upwards in sporadic spurts of energy. At the peak, all is still before you plunge.
Posted at 3:00 pm , on October 27, 2019
Brutally cold out, Father had taken precious time off work. We hung our coats in the small town doctor’s office and went in. When we went to leave, only my coat remained. My father shrugged saying, “Someone needed it more than me.” That night, I learned the meaning of selflessness.
Posted at 9:48 pm , on October 26, 2019
Some fear the dark. Darkness is filled with the unknown. The unknown can be frightening – it often involves change. Regardless what the change, it often frightens.
Others welcome the dark. Darkness never lasts. Eventually, light shines and darkness recedes – all is made known and there is nothing left to fear.
Posted at 10:06 am , on October 25, 2019
“What do you mean it’s ‘tasty’? Do you mean that it is sweet as in heavenly nectar? Perhaps wafting flowery aromas fused with honey?”
“Do you mean that it is savory as in a delectable and aromatic blend?”
“Well, can I taste it?”
“No. It is Tay’s tea.”
Posted at 10:28 pm , on October 24, 2019
Evening plans were dashed with his sudden departure. Fearing for her safety, she simply left – not wasting time to gather any belongings. That night was spent going from place to place. Morning brought opportunity to ride along with others. Afternoon brought ringing ears and dimming sight forewarning of her collapse.
Posted at 9:30 pm , on October 23, 2019
Darkness surrounded Brand as he came to. Fumbling a lighter from his jacket pocket, he took in his surroundings. He was in a cave with what appeared to have once been a nest. One ancient leathery egg remained. Something had lived here, taking the egg, Brand searched for the exit.
Posted at 8:00 pm , on October 22, 2019
“Stop the car. Do we know that house?”
“No, but there’s an ‘open house’ right now. Want to check it out?”
“This place – I dream of this house all the time.”
“You used to live here?”
“No – only in dreams.”
“Rumors are that this place is haunted.”
“You’re the ghost!”