Tribute to Nigeria (replay/update/thanks)

Art by Issac Willie Oh Nigeria, you’ve taught me to believe in something much bigger than me, you brought the meaning of community and wealth by investing in family. The descendants of the Mother Land continue to rise despite the teardrops and bloodshed spelt on fertile soil during the darkest of times its people prosper andContinue reading “Tribute to Nigeria (replay/update/thanks)”

Elizabeth’s Adventures (pt.1)

  There once was a girl who wandered deep into the forest and discovered a clearing covered with black scorched rocks that glistened under the harsh sun like brilliant onyx gems. Beyond the jagged rocks she spotted what appeared to be the mouth of cave. Curious, the girl slung her sack full of books andContinue reading “Elizabeth’s Adventures (pt.1)”

Our Beautiful World

  My sight is filled with the wondrous colors of the world. Luscious greenery surrounds and produces oxygen to breathe, which fills our lungs with the precious life. Various shades of brown offering rich, nutrient soil that allows the seeds sowed to take root and grow bounties to strengthen life. Ominous grey clouds that hangContinue reading “Our Beautiful World”

Symptomatic

Bursting with color an assortment of feelings displayed around every corner in the oddest nooks. Reminiscent of strolling along the boardwalk and ducking into the candy shop for banana salt-water taffy stretched to perfection and twisted with cheery jubilee. Lush key lime pie nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust. Picnic basket and blanket takenContinue reading “Symptomatic”

Rituals

A steady stream of youngsters, witches, and high priestess entered the forest wearing lightweight cloaks.  Upon entering the clearing, everyone removed their hoods to greet one another.  Everywhere you looked, women and young girls alike wore their hair plaited in elaborate braids or were adorned with flowered headdresses and gemstones. It was a beautiful sight.  The coven gatheredContinue reading “Rituals”

Soul Reaper

“She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world.” ― Joanne Harris By day Shelby was a beautiful sight to behold for sure. She had an internal allure about her that drew new patrons intoContinue reading “Soul Reaper”

Silver’s Release

  Held for barter in a cold-dark dungeon, Silver’s spirit nearly withered away. Her captor’s handsome nephew devised a plan that released her from captivity. She made her journey at nightfall, and in the dawning hours she was able to spread her wings in newfound freedom and see the sun rise. *** Inspired by DPContinue reading “Silver’s Release”

Snatched: Breaking Through the Surface

The sedatives coursing through Jane’s veins ran thin as she began to crawl toward the surface. Little by little she banged her head against the glaciers holding her deep under. Trapped in the frigid waters she fought frantically to reach the surface, feeling as if she was splitting her head wide open, right down theContinue reading “Snatched: Breaking Through the Surface”

The Power of Unity

“Sasha stop!” Gillian shouted into the dark as he rushed back to her.  “You must leave the map behind. We have to get out of this god-forsaken cave. There’s no time left.  We have to leave,  now!” “But we can’t just leave the map! It’s our only chance to find the portal home. Without it weContinue reading “The Power of Unity”

Snatched (a morsel)

From his lazy-boy, Jack intently watched the camera’s monitor and sipped scotch on the rocks as he chain-smoked one cigarette after another. His lady had started to come to and was struggling to reach the surface. Watching her every motion stirred the beast lurking inside and he grew hard with anticipation of hearing her criesContinue reading “Snatched (a morsel)”

Snatched (snippet)

The sounds of incoherent grunts and moans coming from the trussed and gagged woman at the back of the van were a welcomed sound in Jack’s ears. The sounds carried relief and on the heels of that excitement in his belly because those sounds meant that his fine catch would pull through and partake in theContinue reading “Snatched (snippet)”

Gas Station

G is for…Gas Station (Warning may be leading to disturbing content)  This A to Z challenge has given me permission and the motivation I needed to toy with some of the previous works started, neat! I’m hoping it’s worthwhile and I can’t wait to see where they lead me to, for an introduction to goodContinue reading “Gas Station”

Pierced Heart

Perched on a barstool, I focused on the two ice cubes in my 100 proof until they melted away and left me alone with my rambling thoughts and a watered down Scotch. Far off in the distance, I heard a steady rhythm that managed to pull me out of my reverie. It was a classicalContinue reading “Pierced Heart”

31 Days of Blogging

I feel compelled to confess… many things, actually. Honestly, I didn’t expect much to emerge from this blog except to have a little cyber space of my own to motivate me and grant me the permission I needed to set aside my dedication to work and domestic responsibilities before they sucked every last bit ofContinue reading “31 Days of Blogging”

Snatched

With one hand tucked in his pocket, he strolls down the street casually smoking a cigarette while looking for a treat.  Tonight he craves someone extra special to meet, one that will wither and scream as loudly as the nerve-numbing shouts blasting into his ears. The memories from the girls before had all faded away,Continue reading “Snatched”

Jump First

Once upon a long, long time ago… I jumped first and oh what a glorious rush it was. This flash fiction piece was inspired in part from a memory. **** Racing against the sunrise, Josh climbed into his bright yellow Jeep Wrangler and barely warmed the engine up before popping it into gear. He neededContinue reading “Jump First”

Dear Fear: Published to a Visible Audience

My first blog post of 2014 was a letter addressed to Fear (click here to read), which was fueled by my need to overcome the demons that continuously warred with me, so that I could move forward with writing.  The leader of the unit was none other than Mr. Fear because he held the highestContinue reading “Dear Fear: Published to a Visible Audience”

Mopey Mop Tales

Standing against a cold darkened corner, he stood stalk still looking across the garage where a tornado of human destruction was all that remained. This couldn’t be happening. It had to be a flashback from all of those chemicals used every time he got out. He knew better than to submerge him self in deepContinue reading “Mopey Mop Tales”

Summons

In response to “Picture it and write,” this paragraph may contain mature concepts. With scored bloody hands clasped together, the three of them stood in a circle and repeated their chant. A chant to summons the power of a demon from below, one they believed they would control. Nearby, there was a deafening explosion. TheContinue reading “Summons”

Snatched

Anchored to a merry-go-round upon the high sea, all I wanted to do was sleep. Swaying back and forth, and round and round the oppressive fog began to lift. I was feeling pretty woozy, so I focused on my breathing.  Breath in. Breath out. Inhale and exhale. Inhale through the nose and exhale through theContinue reading “Snatched”