Bedtime stories

Bedtime stories

They sat at a right angle to each other, opposite knees almost touching - he perusing news sites on his smartphone, she absentmindedly counting crochet stitches for her latest project. In their periphery, they both were watching the next show in their Netflix queue. He abruptly planted his feet firmly on the ground and stood [...]

100 Word Challenge: Muse

100 Word Challenge: Muse

The holidays have come and gone, and life is settling into 2020. All of our Christmas decorations have been taken down and put back into the attic. Mysteriously my little vintage ceramic, lighted Christmas tree and my Sparkle Cinnamon holiday candle were left out of the packing. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and [...]

Personal gargoyle

Personal gargoyle

It clung to the footboard of her bed like a miniature vulture waiting for something to die. Blankets pulled tightly to her chin, she stayed motionless praying it didn’t notice she was awake, afraid light reflected in her eyes would give her away. It never moved from its perch, only sat and waited. Smaller than [...]