excerpt from a scene, fiction, humanity, life, scene from a novel

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 […]

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compassion, heart, humanity, love, words

If only I could bring you back, start you over.   I’d tell you: ‘worth’ isn’t a tailored suit, a fancy car, or the next big deal.   It’s about the ones who sit with you in the dark, count stars, and hear you in your silence.   It’s about the ones who find you, […]

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family, family love memories, father, heart, humanity, strong women

~ an excerpt from a life Some days, my mother prefers to read, ignoring my presence. In those moments, we are adrift. Mother and Daughter slip past one another, like ghost ships in the night. I fail to tow her back to now, to us, to me.   Today she stares off into the distance, […]

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brave, enchanted, grief, heart, humanity, love, strong women

The saddest moment is when you realize that the people you love, the ones you’d give anything for,  are the very same whose smiles mirrored sunbeams behind a curtain of darkness. The same who served you sweet tea, soured in deceit.   ~broken trust

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