Sparks (or not)
Emitted from the fire, their tiny illumination endures for the briefest of moments…then, they are gone

Archive for December 2009


December 29, 2009

Pigtails, I saw you once. Whether it was yesterday or tomorrow I’m not certain. So smug…so secure, you sat on Papa’s knee. No care,  no burden Just you and him through that hazy curtain. Pigtails, from your harbored perch you cast off  pain, need, heaviness and fear and with a wave of your hand as […]

Holbrook’s Pond

December 27, 2009

Funny how some seemingly insignificant moment from the past will stick with a person their whole life. “Your the bestest mom in the whole wide world!” was my excited response to Mom’s affirmative nod and smile. My brothers and I had just asked her if we could walk to Holbrook’s Pond for an afternoon swim. […]

A short story

December 19, 2009

Once upon a time Goldilocks lived happily ever after.

Discerning the Spirits

December 15, 2009

When darkness falls and a chill sweeps in with it’s fear doubt despair… When a presence near of clammy skin slithers close, death fills the air. Surrounding me,  creeping things crouching, wing-ed beasts. Talons, teeth beyond belief. My God! This isn’t fair. My eyes see only doom and gloom. A wretched stench ascends. My last […]