A Christmas Message From The Cat

A Christmas Message From The Cat

With her wide eyes poking out from within the tree’s bent branches, she tells us that she is in charge and that we must celebrate the holidays her way with sparkly objects mistaken for cat toys scattered about the house. She knows that we will fix the tree once more and pet her again. In the back of my mind, I consider the engineering needed to mount the Christmas tree to the ceiling.

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The Unused Mug

The Unused Mug

I refuse to use the grey mug sitting in the corner of the room. I glance over in its direction and watch it staring at me with its handle pompously held out and elevated to resemble a dramatic stance from a person who has their hand on their hip. At first, I felt as though [...]

Taking The Leap

Taking The Leap

It was part of my weekly routine. I would walk into the loud local coffee shop downtown and write for an hour or so after work before going home. It was the only way I would be sure that I got some writing in, and the only other opportunity where I could relax while eavesdropping on people.

What’s Woven Into The Fog

What’s Woven Into The Fog

The lingering moisture that gathered in the air has always done that to me. Perhaps a bit of the past was carefully mixed in along with the misty fog too.

Sitting Down To Write: My Thoughts On My Second Year Of #OctPoWriMo

Sitting Down To Write: My Thoughts On My Second Year Of #OctPoWriMo

It’s an encouraging starting point, a way to help you organize, and an inspiring task crafted to lure the average writer out to do what they love best—write.

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 29-31

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 29-31

You tell me that where you’re from   a pitcher full of this on a porch   was all anyone needed.  It was a link to the past,   a connection to the future,   and it quenched   wandering mid-day thoughts. 

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 27 & 28

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 27 & 28

And then it happened without warning.  Many of those same kids   now in high school or off to college  don’t come by your house anymore.  They no longer call on the phone.

#OctPoWrMo: Oct 25th & 26th

#OctPoWrMo: Oct 25th & 26th

Off-tangent narratives glide past sounds from our television. As you sit down and hold my hand you unravel decades of history.

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 22nd-24th

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 22nd-24th

Another friend has died today.  You make the trek to show support   and say your last goodbyes.  I never see you cry.  You know that they are safe   in a place without pain or suffering.

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 19th-21st

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 19th-21st

There’s a secret sea of green   flooding a room in your home.  Where leaves sprout and stretch   their limbs in every direction.