“Fleeting Whisper”

Our democracy is a delicate thing and we watched it get tested like never before this week. I hope to never see something like that happen in the United States again and while processing it, I turned to writing, like I do in most instances. My musings led to the following: *** A single tear.Continue reading ““Fleeting Whisper””

“Ghosts”

It is amazing how a walk through a particular location can inspire a story. Just a few days ago, I visited Fort Pickens in Florida and was struck by this fortress. Touching the walls, I kept thinking of what must have been felt and experienced here over the years, leading to my mental wheels spinningContinue reading ““Ghosts””

“The Dancer”

Every chance I get, I dance  Swaying to and fro to the sounds of my own music My hips pop, crackling like kindled tinder But first, I need a light  I wait patiently for it  A user not a beggar, accepting whatever offering comes my way Once I’m warmed up, I sway There is aContinue reading ““The Dancer””

“Stardust”

“What should we do for dinner tonight?” “Hmm, I’m not sure.”  Every night they had the same conversation, the parley of the day. It’s not that they fought regularly, far from it, but marriage is a perpetual state of give and take, someone always deferring to the other. In this instance, Shane usually extended theContinue reading ““Stardust””

Rapunzel: After the Rescue

While writing for Nano, I needed to take a break from my novel for a few hours and had a ‘what if’ moment. It turned into a little bit of fun flash fiction. Fairy tales are often set up in a way that might not make sense in today’s world (if it ever did toContinue reading “Rapunzel: After the Rescue”