"I thus summoned courage. I dragged my unwilling feet to the living room window, held a curtain aside, and looked out. It was not quiet, not at all. It was him, alright—I could swear it. It numbed me..."
Month: August 2021
Uncle Henry, Part I: A Flash Story
"Late Uncle Henry had been a priest. When he lived, he always reminded us how much he loved us. But preceding his death, his last words were that he would be waiting for us and he would be delighted with our company..."
"Life is full of mountains. You will come upon ranges of them, some, as tall as the sky, and others, so steep, so slippery and oh, so challenging. With a mind to conquer your mountain, you will conquer it. At first sight..."
The Unspoken: 4 One-Liners
"3 AM Alone, sad, contemplating the end. (5 words). ABSENCE We hugged for minutes and said nothing for hours. (9 words). PRESENCE When we tried to speak..."
Worlds Within: 4 One-Liners
"LAST WORDS Three missed calls at 3 am. (6 words). ALONE A heart grew small, cold, as it emptied. (8 words). TWICE A LOSER The shards of a..."
"Silence will save you more heartaches. You will have plenty to say, you may have so much to ask, to question, to wonder out loud. But silence will save you more trouble..."
"Absence is a learning, it is growth. More fondness for the heart, greater reason to the mind. It is a reflection, it is discomforting meditation of finding..."
"If you have your someone, and you love them, and care about them, and, for them, you would give anything in a breath, you have a complete world, a whole life. For to love is to live and to give..."
"Perfection is an illusion, our delusion, and its wickedest counterpart, is Forever. And in vials, sit poisons of Perception..."
Let Go and Let Life
"Did you watch the sun rise And steal the pride of the darkness? Or the moon sneak out of sight? Do you love the sound of the rain falling Or listen to the howls of the winds with wonder? And what do the extremes of life..."