The Strength of the Mother

Waiting for the helicopter, Jake was reminded of the time he had torn his ACL back in high school. He was a junior and dreaded each football game. He hadn’t been sad he would miss the rest of the season that year.  He held his hands over the makeshift tourniquet and pressed down with firm... Continue Reading →

It’s All We Know

They ask a lot of questions because questions are less harmful when a person is younger and has less to hide. The grave gets deeper with each year as more secrets fill the space below the surface. It deepens faster than I can cover. Exposed. But there are worse ways to go and less cozy... Continue Reading →

The Wings of New (530 Word Story)

Barbara has seen three gruesome wars and multiple economic depressions. She had witnessed decades of societal changes and dozens of presidential races. She watched friends around her slowly wither away until death overcame them. She lost her husband to cancer. She had even watched two of her sons take their own lives.  Through it all,... Continue Reading →

Paddle Out Past The Break

And so another week begins as the last will forever end and become nothing more than a small figment of my memory. It’s odd how quickly they come and go, arrive and disappear in an instant. Life is truly an illusion. She is a few brief moments disguised as many decades of experiences. In the... Continue Reading →

What an Armadillo Can Teach you

In southern states of the U.S. and all the way down into South America, armadillos of different shapes and sizes roam the lands. Here are ten awesome facts about these peculiar creatures: 1. Armadillos live and love to dig. In fact, their digging is what keeps them alive. Whether it's digging burrows or scouring the... Continue Reading →

The Hell I Overcome

After listening to words of rejection and failure for choosing to improve my health with help, I’ve started to see myself as weak.  Time after time, I’m forced to regret my decisions that ultimately saved my life. Apparently only the weakest of souls need help to be healthy. At least that’s what I’ve been told,... Continue Reading →

A Rant About Living A Simple Life

Kindness keeps the world spinning. Compassion is necessary for the survival of our species. Compliments are free and simple. And it’s okay to give one to yourself from time to time. Do you love someone? Make sure he/she knows it. Are you sorry about something? Swallow your pride and apologize.  Unhappy? Change it. Sad? Find... Continue Reading →

You Have My Eyes

You Have Mine: Not my crowd Not my type I'm with you So it's alright It's your first Of many nights To see a star And flashing lights You sing loud No one minds It's your time It's your right The stage has All their eyes But only you Will have mine

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