Category: excerpt from a scene

“Write our story,” she says. It’s warm in the shoebox of her room. The ceiling is high and vaulted, walls the palest shade of blue: ‘frost,’ as designer’s coo. If one looks up, one can imagine an open roof and paper-white clouds. The windows are long to let in light. There is a view of a tot playground. My mother sits for hours in … Read More

“I’ve held on to you for so long. Sometimes, I forget to breathe.” ~dialogue

Summer of ’51

The San Joaquin Valley is an endless canvas. Fields of emerald stretch for miles. There’s a cow. Gone. Sheep drift and settle like clouds. Gone. Wind whips my face. Palm trees appear as if out of place. I inhale the sweet smell of citrus. California. Is this Heaven? I don’t believe in God. Somewhere else there’s a war. What’s this holy feeling pressing down … Read More Summer of ’51

as the sun slipped behind a cloud

and the sky faded to dark she leaned into the porch swing, lit a cigarette, closed her eyes, and whispered his name

She is drowning in a tsunami of emotion. His presence reminds her of something quiet and treacherous: the first snow fall. A system enters unannounced. The world softens. For a moment, everything seems extraordinary. Hidden undercover is plain truth. Perhaps he isn’t what she imagines him to be. Behind his faraway eyes, she hears the whispers of hard scrabble stories not meant for her ears. … Read More

He was like a steamship coursing an endless sea, always traveling somewhere else. Far away and faded from distance and memory to reappear on a winter’s morning. All I’d ever wanted was for him to stay awhile. He’d drop anchor having found his home in me. We’d find joy as hoarfrost turned to blossoms. In truth, we were lovers snatching moments. Memories danced from projector … Read More

whispers

Whispered words tip toe across rumpled linen to nestle in her ear, “A broken heart is beautiful,” he said.

   “Could she get a job?”       Roy appeared perplexed. “Why would she?”      Who does he think he is? Stella reached behind and slammed the door shut. It was better this than her raised voice echoing through the reception area. Turning, she walked toward the chair behind his desk. She eased into the leather and crossed her long legs.      … Read More

Stella

1962 Stella set the letter right side up. She didn’t care who read it. Leave them guessing. Besides, her leaving work was nobody’s business. Of course everybody suspected something.  She had banked holiday time. Perhaps she’d head south and work on her tan. Kitty, her friend in Orange County, had a small apartment. “Hop on a flight to Los Angeles,” she had said, “I’ll … Read More Stella

Stella: The Letter

~ a few sentences from a scene

  She is an angel in a hurricane Her wings- hard scrabbled grace   I can not turn away.   ~ Benevolence Is An Angel

A paragraph from a scene titled, Do Right. The setting is a  fictional locale – Ardua Pier- where things happen Truth lies in a dream.   The dull blast of a horn signaled a ship entering port. He listened as waves lapped against the pylons. The high-pitched sound of a woman’s laughter rang from the neighbouring sugar factory.  From a warehouse loft, somewhere high … Read More

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