Feast Day

The dowager queen was feeling her age. The colder nights settled as a weary ache in her old bones. With every step, a shiver of pain wracked her body. Though she vehemently protested her chamberlain’s insistence a litter carry her through town, the queen secretly reveled in the opulence of the handcrafted leather conveyance and […]

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Baby’s first laugh

Fairytale creatures Born of stardust and daydreams A baby’s first laugh

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Graceful dragon

blue dragonfly

Cloisonné armor Wings of silver filigree Graceful dragon

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Imagine dragons

bronze dragonfy

One day you will take my heart completely, and make it more fiery than a dragon. Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet.” ~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi This week I hiked around Rocky Bayou State Park almost every day. The dragonflies were swarming […]

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Devil’s darning needle

red dragonfly

I turned up the TV to drown out the constant droning in the garage. I couldn’t do anything about the hot, metal stench seeping through the house. I asked him before to open the garage door to help filter that stink, but his paranoia over being spied on was too great. The sudden silence from […]

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Battle stations

Angry mosquitoes whizz past my head like a sniper’s bullets. Squadrons strafe exposed and tasty flesh with military precision. A sting! Slap! Bright red droplets of blood… I’ve been hit! Send in reinforcements. *Photo info: This image is of a dragonfly swarm at Big Lagoon State Park near Pensacola. While mosquitoes here on the Gulf […]

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