fiction, heart, hope, humanity, life lesson, love, short story

To Linger

  Grace lifted the lingering snow-globe, the last of the holiday decorations. She hesitated to put this one away. Safe underneath a cloche of glass, the miniature scene bespoke coveted memories. Be careful, they whispered. With a gentle shake of her wrist, tiny flakes began to tumble over the glimmering steeple. The tall structure sparkled […]

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beautiful heart, beautiful words, Christmas, compassion, friendship, gratitude, heart, hope, humanity, love, memoir, positivity, short story, social responsiblity

Let it Snow

It happens every December. I fall head over heels into the holiday season.The sight of first snow, tumbling flakes dancing across the blog page, to the real version, delights. I imagine the forgotten child who once found beauty in the simplest of gifts. A first snow evokes glorious moments, past holiday memories. I will that child’s sweet […]

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autumn, beautiful words, short story

Autumn’s Wane

 “Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” ― Andrea Gibson Oh dears~ it’s pouring in the city where I live! The rain is sobbing like a broken-hearted lover. The relentless pounding of rain drops sends me into a bluesy mood while […]

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grandmother, memoir, short story, Uncategorized, writing

Did You Hear?

    Alice phoned Molly. Molly picked up the receiver on the third ding a ling. “ Molly’s residence.” “Did you hear? Mr. Leslie Wyatt, the butcher doesn’t eat meat!” “Who knew? And he sells the finest home-fed beef.” “But he never eats any himself!” Alice murmured. The ladies heard that Mr. Leslie Wyatt has […]

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air travel flying, author, beautiful words, quotes, short story

Wings

  “And the voice spoke even more deliberately: ‘…but remember what is under the ocean of clouds: eternity.’ And suddenly that tranquil world, the world of such simple harmony that you discover as you rise above the clouds, took on an unfamiliar quality in my eyes. All that gentleness became a trap. In my mind’s […]

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beautiful heart, beautiful words, compassion, family, father, forgiveness, good bye, gratitude, grief, heart, life lesson, love, memoir, short story

To Walk Away

To walk away from where you came from is a frightening action. So much of your being, unbeknownst to you, tied to DNA, blood lines, loyal ancestor’s toils, stories shared, the memories, beautiful and bitter-sweet. The alluring moments linger, testing strength and will. They coax and bind you to your past. The bittersweet ones? The […]

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beautiful heart, beautiful words, compassion, father, gratitude, grief, heart, life lesson, longform, memoir, short story, wordpress 201, writing

Memories

Breathe. Just breathe; this will pass. That shivery sensation again, secreted memories unwrapped, tangled over her heart. Left shaken, emotionally disheveled, abandoned and dismissed. Memories, elusive, dark, stealthy fairies, suddenly pop up, resurfacing on a whim. Beguiling tricksters snag a heart off guard. Thump, thump– stomping glee filled feet as they encircle. “You didn’t matter,” they […]

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