Clara stared out the window of the fast moving train. There was nothing but darkness to see minus the occasional flicker of light slightly illuminating the tunnel. The ride on the train was long and the slightest whiff of something rank she couldn’t quite identify was bothersome. Sitting next to her was an older gentlemen … Continue reading My Refuge and Fortress: Emptiness (Part Four)
It was mid-morning and the air was still cold even though the sun had melted the morning dew. She’d cleaned up the modest kitchen, put away the cast iron skillet and washed out the coffee pot. She made her way to the bedroom and pulled the cover up over the sheets. She gently brushed her … Continue reading My Hope is Built: Ms. Moses (Part Two)
She ran out the front door, the screen door slapping the frame behind her. She didn’t have time to explain to Momma where she was going, but she could hear her holler from the porch, “where ya goin’? It’s almost time for supper.” But that didn’t slow her pace, she was headed to her secret … Continue reading Simple Musings
Anybody else out there remember taking a once a year shopping trip for clothes when you were in elementary and/or middle school? One and done. The tennis shoes you bought better last you the whole school year or you’d be lining them with cardboard. Sorry if your jeans got too short, better just try and … Continue reading School Shopping
Sitting in the living room staring at the Christmas tree, probably should’ve taken it down days ago. Nevertheless, here it stands reminding me of great memories while simultaneously making me feel like a sloth. At least I’m a happy sloth. I think I’m still a little Christmas cookie drunk. This holiday has been dreamy, all … Continue reading It’s a New Year!