Life spills out. A drop here or there at first. Then a slosh more. We stumble. The bucket jostles and a mess is made of what was once most precious. A will yet carries us on, our burden heavier and yet our time evaporating. Continue reading Torn
A stranger burst out of his apartment, bumping into him. His keys hit the mat with a thud.
“Excuse me.” She left him standing mouth agape.
He found his Continue reading Organize
In the space of a handful of heartbeats, a moment forever vivid and often reconsidered. You asked the unexpected of the unworldly. Your smile sparkled and your laugh ever echoes. The feeling of confusion, so overwhelming, has faded through time, replaced with questions. What answer Continue reading Vivid
You are my favorite poison, the little voice says. You are late. I am late. Should I tell you?
I wonder who she is. You will lie and steal from me. I’m shivering, but it isn’t cold.
The voice tells me about her. I know who she is. Continue reading Waiting
He convinced the grudging attic door open with his shoulder. The narrow wooden stair groaned under his weight, causing him to wince.
Paint and perfume triggered memory. “Stella,” he whispered.
Winter light cast long Continue reading Candles and Shoes
“Nigel! Time to go!”
A head popped out above. “But it’s my day off,” Nigel whined down the stairs.
“For you.” He handed his son his coat. “Not for me.”
Nigel stuffed arms through sleeves, picked up his skateboard. Continue reading Family Values
Approaching the Georgia line, memory downshifts, rolling into the past. Once the anticipation of home enmeshed with my confliction, confusion and fear. Home always exists here, but life has driven off to elsewhere. Continue reading Crossroads
“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