End of the trail

marsh boardwalk

  The boardwalk zig-zagged through the titi forest, high above a saw palmetto marsh. Dragonflies hummed through the humid air and green anoles skittered from shadow to shadow seeking refuge from the blistering sun. With luck, she would have the trails to herself. The park was merely a bump in the road, hidden from plain […]

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Unhappily ever after

wooden chairs hanging on a wall

More from the Dinner Party… Dell studied his reflection in the dressing room mirror, turning to the left and right to see if he had a “good side.” He decided that neither direction was any more appealing than avoiding the mirror altogether. He heard the whispers. His own groomsmen were mumbling about how he was […]

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Stop and smell the coffee

French press and coffee mug

Caffe, as is life Dark, rich, full-bodied Both bitter and sweet It is all you add to it That makes it satisfying I am a regular tea drinker. While that is my preferred method of caffeine intake, I’ve become more of a coffee connoisseur over the past few years. Because I’m not a daily coffee drinker, […]

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broken bird egg shell

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” ~ Kahil Gibran We’ve all heard that old saying, “what does not kill me, makes me stronger.” I do believe that. So much so that I had it permanently inked on my body. Still, there are days when I want to find the […]

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Roommate wanted

tree frog inside bromeliade

One-room apartment Single, green female seeks same No pets, no smokers

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Clearing skies

edge of a thunderstorm

Too often man handles life as he does the bad weather. He whiles away the time as he waits for it to stop.” ~ Alfred Polgar If only we had the means to predict Life’s storms as we can Nature’s. A vision of what was coming, and how it was building into a maelstrom over […]

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