beautiful words, compassion, fiction, strong women, writing

A View From A Window

dropping into another scene~   Roy’s arms reached for her and he whispered to no one. They existed in two worlds. A pane of glass separated him from his reality and Ella. A Sarah Vaughn song lulled his thoughts: ‘Lover Man.’ Meanwhile life went on. He knew this truth. The kids needed new shoes, Jacqueline […]

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excerpt from a scene, fiction, life, love, story scene, writing, writing

  Thoughts rammed Roy’s mind. He leaned to rest his forehead  against the kitchen window. The glass cooled the fire that raged through his head.  Reality is here and now. Reality was the girls’ laughter heard from beyond a sheer pane of glass. What about the children? Roy stood at the window and watched his […]

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enchanted, excerpt from a scene, tell me a story, tiny story, writing

It was two years from the date that his second daughter was born. Christened, Madeline Jane, she’d shuddered, chest heaving through her gown, as the priest muttered blessings and sprinkled holy water upon the crown of her smooth, pinkish head. Earlier this morning, the small family had celebrated her second birthday with a simple cake. […]

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writing

‘Winston’

It began with a windswept beach and a salty kiss. It ended in a hurricane. Channeling Hadley  Richardson Hemingway. Playing with ‘Winston’. ~ Annie or     Hadley Richardson- Chicago Tribune 

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excerpt from a scene, gratitude, life, spring, tiny story, words

A Sacred Moment

Morning shivers breaking dawn. A sliver of sunlight slips through the open window.  The first sparrow’s chirrup, ‘Wake up, Wake up. Wake up.’ From somewhere down the street, a child’s laughter scatters like jacks tossed upon cement. A siren screams in the distance. The flowers are silent.   Heaven is on earth. ~ Annie

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dialogue, excerpt from a scene, love, mad men

Do you remember what you said to me, that day, beneath the towering oak? This was long ago, before we knew what would become of us. You told me that you were staying by my side. There was steel truth to your words. And now you glance off as if afraid to see your reflection […]

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