Companion of Darkness

Born after tragedy, it’s time to make a choice. One is for fun, one makes you numb. I’m proud of you. I’m proud of me, too. I made mistakes, but so did you. So who’s to blame for all the hate? There’s something underneath the floor...it’s scratching and clawing, growling and snorting. One day the... Continue Reading →

Solipsism and Restless Sleep

A bed so comfortable and safe, yet it can’t protect from the dreams that attack during the night from time to time. Haunted by the same person each time, nothing can stop the memories in the weakness of sleep. Am I weak for being so tired? Time and energy are scarce. I tried. I did... Continue Reading →

Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year - or the longest night. It’s not something I’ve ever celebrated. I’m a child of summer and dread the upcoming winters. However, this year I wanted to respect the cycle of our planet regardless of my dislike of the cold weather. The winter solstice marks... Continue Reading →

A Downside to Royalty

A kingdom far away A marriage arranged Between a cocky young prince And a girl made to change “Be more feminine” they’d say Slowly she conformed And was sold to the king To marry his son She was princess Daisy He was Prince Dom And though it was forced They fell for each other She... Continue Reading →

Already Torn, Friend

“You’re a little late, I’m already torn.”  Torn I apologize for wasting your time. So let’s avoid wasting much more. Here’s a heads up about me that you, my new friend, should know: I’ve been broken for quite some time. It started in childhood with a sharpened stake poking my soul. As I aged, others... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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