100 Word Challenge: Snake

100 Word Challenge: Snake

Living in Florida offers many perks for someone like me who vehemently dislikes the cold. For most of the year, we have nothing colder than sweater weather. I haven’t worn my winter coat in years… years. The subtropical climate is a gardeners paradise. Our spring planting season begins mid-February. That also means, yards brighten up [...]

Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams

Dory pulled the back hem of her skirt up between her knees and tucked it into her waistband to form a pocket. Draping her oil-cloth gunny sack across her chest, she set the bag on her hip so she could fill it easier. With a quick flip of her hair, she twisted the long curls [...]

Window lizards

Window lizards

Sitting with my forehead against the oriel panes, my feverish breath fogged the air-conditioning chilled window. Lizards pranced across the hot bricks lining the front lawn, barely touching their vulnerable pads on the blistering concrete. I watched their acrobatics with muted amusement, but was too distracted to fully appreciate their performance. This miserable ague had drained [...]