Monthly Archives: August 2016

‘Tears the gods have wept’

Poseidon delivers his drumbeat; in a ceaseless urgent pounding.  With percussion to rally troops; and the tidal cadence sounding. Perpetual are shoreline rhythms, from shoals to greatest depths. Endless is the ocean’s bounty; salty tears the gods have wept. This … Continue reading

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‘The lark and the caterpillar’ (full story)

    Perched high atop a pine tree, a hungry lark observed a caterpillar thirty feet below. The fuzzy creature slowly inched alongside the roadway. With eyes many times more powerful than human vision, the lark scrutinized the caterpillar’s striped … Continue reading

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‘The worst day of my life’ III (conclusion)

    The first person called on was Brad Williams. He proceeded to stumble through a poorly prepared essay which had obviously been thrown together, only moments before. Ms. Johnson had a real knack for spotting the slackers. She pressed … Continue reading

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‘The worst day of my life’ II

   Bobby Smith was the first to privately hazard a guess about what she might say. His unlikely conjecture was that since she was from Florida, she must have lost her leg from a shark attack. A number of fellow … Continue reading

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‘The worst day of my life’ I

   Every eye in the classroom was transfixed on the new student slowly making her way past the rows of occupied desks. She reluctantly migrated to a vacant spot near the back of the room. This uncomfortable journey past two … Continue reading

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‘Even a small dragon…

Far into the darkest forest glen, the kind you’d never wander in. Therein dwells a creature small. So wee you’d never notice at all. It possesses gilded dragon wings,  spade tail, fangs and other things. Each talon tipped by razor … Continue reading

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‘Night whispers’

Some folks call it ‘Autumn’, but I still describe it as ‘Fall’. The mercury drops at night; anticipation of winter’s call The season signals change. Deciduous plants take note.  Limbs drop wrinkled leaves, cascading away, sans hope. Night whispers tease … Continue reading

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