Chaos theory prevails as I yet again discover my front passenger tire is flat. I sat yet again because this same tire has derailed me once before, recently. There is something totally deflating about a flat tire. I know. I know. Lame joke. But honestly everything about this is lame. Tire, You had one job. … More Tire Jacks and TGIF
A lurch in my tummy and a flash of confused panic. That is my initial response to the word test. One simple reason: I am a college student. At the mere mention of a test I am startled, afraid, and exhausted in an instant. Even when someone else mentions a test of their own I … More Daily Prompt: Test
A short story. She was meeting him in less than an hour. She felt jittery and each time she checked the clock a wave of uncertainty flooded her mind. It was so overdue. That was undoubtedly true. So hard to get the schedules in line. Busy parents with busy lives. Four months since they’d linked … More The Risk
View I tried several times to capture the view across the rooftops from this window where I work. I realized that I needed the edges of the frame to build the view as I saw it. Slightly askew as I rushed past on my way to the next task. Challenge: Edge
A moment ago a man wept through the service dedicated to his wife of 54 years who is gone from him now. Sometime yesterday a patient collapsed in tearful relief as a doctor used the word “remission”and gave back the future. Last weekend two parents cheered wildly as a little leaguer whacked his first homer … More Humans Feel
When love isn’t scary it isn’t love.
Cool clean air raising gooseflesh on limbs near an open pane. Blackness beyond the frame as night ebbs in an ever present way. A crescent of light on high cannot illuminate the broken pain that hides. A silent cry for stars and skies to leave all this fear behind. To find the dreams that sleep … More Daily Prompt: Fragile