Month: March 2017

Not in our stars

Polaris glimmers overhead It casts its light across our path We expect obstacles, perilous travels Our fate decided before our birth We are powerless to alter our course Or so we believe Our heartbeat skips, we quell our fears A foot off our mapped-out passage Deeper through the forest We trudge forward, resolve wavers Doubt says ...

Dark and dense

Brambles, dark and dense Sweetest treasures buried deep Beware deadly thorns

100 Word Challenge: No means O

It has been almost a year to the day that I last replaced the protective silicone keyboard cover for my laptop computer. I had worn a hole in the cover over the letter “a,” My guess was that it was my favorite letter. Last week I had to replace my cover again. Only this time, there ...

The bloom is gone

“My King has already pledged fidelity to Prince Royce, why am I still a prisoner?’ Princess Lucienne was pacing her quarters in her Flower Fortress, tightly squeezing a pillow in her arms. She was imagining the royal advisor, Fox Reed’s neck in her grasp and him gasping for breath as she choked the life out ...

Return to sender

Stacks of vandalized newspapers were haphazardly strewn around the room in stark contrast to the neatly clipped articles laid out chronologically across the dining room table. Each item reported on a rash of neighborhood thefts. Dubbed the Porch Pirate by the press, Martin Becks was stealing postal packages left on door steps. Random addresses, random ...

The path ahead

Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken. 1 The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between. 2 Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. 3 There are no wrong turnings, ...

Fresh bread

When he suggested we make our own bread, I thought he wanted to eat less processed food. I got a dough machine, stocked up on whole wheat flour, and yeast, even researched ways to cultivate sourdough starter. The first time I presented him with a fresh loaf, still warm from the oven, he looked at ...