life, tell me a story, writing

I once read that the path to discovery is never a straight line. It’s a spiral and you keep circling back to find new truths. This is how I felt. The more I searched, the less I knew, yet, the more I understood. ~Annie

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excerpt from a scene, tell me a story, visual images, writing

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 […]

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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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beautiful words, except from a novel, excerpt from a scene, fiction, light, mad men, story scene, strong women, tell me a story, tiny moments, whiskey and words, words, writing

The Clean-Up Man

Roy fumbled with the coins in his pocket. A single incandescent bulb lit up each table- top. The heat in the room glowed and a smoky haze veiled the guests. He peered deeper into the shrouded depths of the room. Paper serviettes stacked the bar. Shot glasses lined up, topped to the max, the amber liquid […]

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enchanted, heart, poetry, tell me a story, tiny moments, tiny stories

3 a.m.

There is beauty to her darkness A night-time thing Lit up Beneath a moon strewn garden Of tangled roses and thyme A Cashmere Queen Stone still, she reigns Her once beating heart, silenced   There was another time Of windswept words that splashed like water To cool the burn that seared my skin   I […]

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