Month: September 2017

A little more string

"You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite." ~ Alan Cohen

Medicine Show

You could read the sign on the side of Dr. Randall’s medicine wagon from a half-mile away. He’d roll into town every couple of months to put on a show. It was a cross between a tent revival meeting and a wandering minstrel faire. Granny used to say all Randall sold was snake oil and ...

The window dark

What lurks in the dark Behind neglected windows A life forsaken

vintage novels

100 Word Challenge: Read

We are in the middle of Banned Books Week, so what better time to be rebellious and dig into a book filled with diverse ideas, sacrilegious themes, and offensive language. Delve into books like “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Lord of the Flies,” or “All the Kings Men.” Maybe read “The Jungle,” or “Animal ...

Don’t believe everything you think

Brain weasels chatter rudely Changing subjects midsentence. Keeping so many thoughts deftly Swirling in perfect balance Is harder than it appears. A juggling act of epic Proportions, by vague puppeteers, Meanspirited and choleric. Forgetfulness a necessary Defense against vicious lies Meant to keep life unhealthy Upended, disturbed otherwise. These are cautionary tales, To not believe ...

Party time

“What should the invitations say?” “We should use his government name.” “Most people only know him by ‘Big Boy, they won’t know who Chauncey is.” “They’ll figure it out.” The two sisters, Ida and Ella, sorted through an upholstered album filled with stationery samples debating paper weight, and whether embossed or calligraphy lettering was better. ...

Life’s many storms

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. Paulo Coelho

Layers upon layers

New year, new layer Building upon each other Stronger together

100 Word Challenge: Forgetful

I tend to bruise easily. As in, brush up against a table - bruise. Barked a shin on the padded ottoman - bruise. Rattle my head on a low hanging shelf in the laundry room that your husband rounded the corners on so you wouldn’t put an eye out - bruise. I also have a ...