100 Word Challenge: Last

When I began my first blog it was an adjunct to my paying job. I worked for a media company in it’s online division as a content manager. Blogs were becoming a popular tool for news outlets and as someone who generated content, logically I was one of the people tagged to author a site. ...

Under the bridge

Everyone has a story living inside them, few have the moxie to tell it. Albert’s story was one of hubris and excess. He once had everything, now he lived under a bridge, his only source of income written in scrawled script on a torn piece of cardboard. When asked what brought him to such a ...

Weathering away

say my name out loud before wind and rainfall come and wash me away

Buried treasure

I am one of those terribly annoying people who seems to have a corresponding anecdote for every story someone else tells. It's another of my bad habits I'm aware of and try to curb. Many times I have such a tale on the tip of my tongue and bite it off. Not my tongue, the ...

Everyone is a critic

You know that weird tickle on the back of your neck when you feel like someone is watching you? The feeling that intensifies if you do something klutzy, like tripping over the crack in a sidewalk. It’s been one of those days when nothing seems to go right. I can’t shake my accident-prone awkwardness. Maybe ...

It’s for you

What came before: Dinner Party  At 9:34 a.m. sharp, the phone hanging on the wall at B.A.M. comics book shop began ringing, its cartoon ringtone especially loud in the nearly empty store. That Clarence had managed to rig the vintage phone to play the Animaniacs theme song was a source of pride for him, and ...

New growth

Springing from ashes Sun-scorched bones of harsh years past Stronger, wiser, new

100 Word Challenge: Klutz

In an effort to get the “bad” stuff out of the way first, I began Jan. 1, 2018 face-down in my driveway. Let me elucidate. I live in Florida, which by all accounts, is a sub-tropical, warm-weather state. Last winter, I didn’t even bring my heavy coat out of storage. I managed any cool days ...

Parade ready

She assembles intentions with great care, Positioning them in a tight phalanx, An army of brave soldiers preparing for warfare. First to last, major to minor, at parade ready. Her ambitions await her direction, A cue to proceed into the nebulous fray. Tensions high, anticipation hopeful. Best laid plans can be lead stray Without reinforcements ...

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