Her majesty

Her majesty

A classical beauty, she was tall and slim with an enviable female silhouette. Her flawless skin was as soft and creamy as porcelain; her shoulder-length hair as pale and lustrous as cornsilk. High cheek bones and a caustic tongue, both sharp enough to inflict mortal pain. She sat on a high stool at the bar, [...]

100 Word Challenge: Bird

100 Word Challenge: Bird

It must be spring… my songbirds are back. I recently rehung all my bird feeders and hummingbird jars, and my little feathered friends have returned. There are goldfinches, purple finches, wrens, chickadees, titmouses (titmice?), a pair of cardinals, and some I have no name for. Yesterday, I set out a few flowering plants in the [...]

Boredom

Boredom

It would be easy for me to put it down to boredom, but that would be too simplistic. There were complex undertones and shadowy nuances that played a part in all the decisions leading up to everything I did. But, I was too intent and a glaring flaw in my plan was discovered. A flaw [...]