Sunset streaks the sky over Dublin Bay. I wonder where you are mo rúnsearc. My mind is becalmed as the flat sea. Without direction, a purpose lost, drifting, wounded.
Dreams are composed of wispy notions. Once a heady elixir, they Continue reading Salthill
Thanks for taking a moment with us. When did you first become a barista?
Two years ago. I’m in college, see, and needed some extra money.
Sometimes there are a lot of customers here. What is that like?
Yeah. At certain times we get totally slammed. Continue reading Barista Interview
“Miss Laar took him down to the beach.”
“And where is she?”
“I don’t know.”
Detective Kevi shook his head. “So, she works here?”
“Yes. For three years. One of the caregivers.” Continue reading Vanished
Round and round. Repetition flickers past to present. Brilliance seeks shadow to screen, space for distance. Smoke occludes warmth, a dripping heart of wax. Eyes burn, pain smolders.
Spoke and wheel. Barriers go up. A blonde waits in darkness, watching yet longing. Wanting to be unseen. Continue reading Fringe Motion
Countless steps, days long gone. The warmth of his arthritic hand held tiny mine. We stopped together, listened to a bird proudly sing for a mate. I craned my neck following where he pointed. There, high up, the warbling song came from a speck in a huge tree, its branches eerie, beautiful. Continue reading Highland Park
“Agnes will be mad.”
His eyes widened. “I see.”
“You’ll fix it?”
The young man rifled a folder of papers. He didn’t answer. Continue reading Sister’s Keeper
Hurtling down tracks into the black unknown. Out the window, patterns collide, coalesce. The past slips away, clear and bright, muddled and missing. Neurons firing, consciousness tilts and darts, racing through focus. Soul surfers in the moment we all are. Continue reading Focal Point