Photo by OSPAN ALI on Unsplash His living nightmare Has taken his hard-earned place, Ruined everything. To everyone else, She’s a cute little baby: Look how sweet she is! She gazes wide-eyed At ill-wishing little boy, Envies his freedom. He sticks out his tongue. She startles, drools her awestruck. She laughs and he grins. His eagerly… Continue reading The Living Nightmare Laughs
Photo by Erick Zajac on Unsplash Let’s write love poems. Together — like we mean it. Why don’t you go first? She smiled and waited. He choked. Was she serious? One look said she was. I know it will stink, Watching for her reaction. I don’t do poems. But I do, she said. I’ll do words and you’ll… Continue reading Let’s Write a Love Poem
Photo by Everton Vila on Unsplash They could have been real. That would have been something, right? Shocked themselves happy. Who’s to say what’s a happy ending? You are. Where you go, what you do, where you wind up and what you get to remember when you cannot get up and go any longer? You choose.… Continue reading They Could Have Been Real
Photo by Marjorie Bertrand on Unsplash Claire nudged Gillian. “Don’t look now,” she hissed. “Remember the one I told you about? The mother who puts her kid on a leash? That’s her. Sarah Something. She’s right there, at the counter.” Gillian nodded. Leaning back in her chair, she stretched her arms overhead, scanned the coffee shop… Continue reading That Cannot Be Right!
Photo by Mike Labrum on Unsplash Death is inevitable. Nothing new in that — neither is the inevitability of grief. Grief is for the ones who have loved and lost. Last fall, I lost two beloveds. One was a human, succumbing to an excruciatingly slow decline. The other was a dog, our beloved Sno the wonder dog. The… Continue reading Grief for Beginners
Photo by bin Ziegler from Pexels There’s only today? Write story. Play with puppy. Live, laugh, talk, and read. If there’s just this day — And that’s all there ever is — Better get living. It doesn’t have to be anything huge, earth shattering, and monumental. It also doesn’t have to be anything saccharine, meaningful and morose, tinged… Continue reading If There’s Only This Day?
Photo by Carly Rae Hobbins on Unsplash He smiled. She smiled back. Strangers still, but not for long. Who knows what comes next? A happy ending? Let’s wait. See what they do next. It’s their story. I’ve got my hopes up. We’re set up for a rollicking good time complete with slapstick and stupid misunderstandings. Let’s… Continue reading And So It Begins…