Contrails

The fading autumn sun deprives our light supply Robbing us of needed warmth and its energy Standing in the dusk holding onto the memory As atmospheric beauty streaks across the sky Satisfying our hearts desire and need to survive   Thanks to Kellie Elmore’s FWF image prompt for inspiring this short piece.

Dancing Flames ~ #FWF

  Sweltering days spent at the beach absorbing the heat Temperatures drop rapidly with the departing sun Nightfall gatherings around the shared campfire Partaking in song, sweets and drinks – all evening long Exhausted from the day’s extraneous play Hypnotized by the dancing flames and lapping waves Dragged under the sea for much-needed sleep Emerging sunContinue reading “Dancing Flames ~ #FWF”

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”

Nirvana

Staring out into the emptiness of the night, all you see is the darkness that is mirrored in your heart. Yet, against the odds, you find the strength to hold onto the distant rhythm that beats for hope and keeps you moving.  The very beats that aid you against the demons that hide in wait, toContinue reading “Nirvana”

First Encounters

As soon as he entered the room Jana noticed. She always noticed, but never had the nerve to actually speak with him even though there were plenty on opportunities in the hall or in their sociology class. She knew that he never bothered with her because she was an average girl that didn’t really standoutContinue reading “First Encounters”

Summer Adventures

In every girls life; there’s a boy she’ll never forget and a summer where it all began.   “What do you want to do next?” Tony asked as they walked hand in hand along the wet sand. “Let’s climb across those rocks. I’ll race you to the end.” “No way. It’s too dangerous to raceContinue reading “Summer Adventures”

Healing Forces

    Red moon beams Mint aromatics release Gravel secretes the diseased Sing a soothing melody; bonds between moon, rocks, and leaves Unlucky universe eliminated through the unity of natural medicinal forces This piece was inspired by the lovely Author Kellie Elmore, who motivates her followers to write through a variety of prompts given every Friday.Continue reading “Healing Forces”

Penelope’s Perilous Prophecy

P is for… Penelope’s Perilous Prophecy Link to Original Photo With shaking hands, Penelope returned her teacup to its saucer and looked around the room at each of the government officials that were packed in tight, like sardines in a tin can. Most were gentleman with a hard kindness reflected in their eyes as theyContinue reading “Penelope’s Perilous Prophecy”

Their Presence Lingers

“This can’t be the house,” Rich said to Margaret, his girlfriend and photographer, with excitement in his voice as he exited the truck leaving her behind.  Margaret snatched the photo from the paperclip that secured it and held it out at an arm’s length, in front of her, to compare the image against the weatheredContinue reading “Their Presence Lingers”

Mother Cursed

The girl was twelve and the boy just turned fourteen, when their mother was abruptly taken away. The two orphaned children, a brother and a sister were out wandering the shores of the ocean, hand-in-hand as they were stalked by an evil Enchantress, who recognized their internal powers and coveted them and contrived to take themContinue reading “Mother Cursed”

First Encounters

Trudging along very, very slowly but making some progress when I can.  Here is another snippet from Justice and Mating Collides. *** When he reached the open doorway to his office he found the source sitting next to his desk with her back toward him. The room was infused with her scent; it was overwhelmingContinue reading “First Encounters”