She sat meditating in the moonlight. To an observer, she would have appeared to be peaceful and still, but inside a war raged on violently. Today had brought her to her worst place. Sitting with it took the courage of a warrior. The pain was immense. It lived not only in the reverberation of negativeContinue reading “Vipassana”

Another Day, Another Dream

“Hey, Darla, what’s your biggest wish?” He called out into the kitchen where she was cleaning up the dinner mess. He must have been watching one of his goofy shows. She sighed and rolled her eyes but stayed silent. He wasn’t going to love her answer… He didn’t let it go, though, “Darla, c’mon… IContinue reading “Another Day, Another Dream”

Perfume, Nostalgia and Tea

He was overcome by the scent of her perfume, the same his wife had worn all through their short marriage. “I’m sorry. I can’t do this,” he said, when their lips were less than a centimeter apart. She pulled back, her eyes wide with surprise, “Did I do something wrong, Stephen?” “No… No, it’s nothingContinue reading “Perfume, Nostalgia and Tea”

Trimming the Tree

They had the perfect tree this year, she thought, primping the branches to make the tree the exact triangular shape she wanted… Except… “William!” “Yes, Dear,” he appeared in the doorway, well into his third glass of scotch. “William, Darling, did you not notice how misshapen this brunch was when you picked out the tree?Continue reading “Trimming the Tree”

The Trip of a Lifetime

            Kevin stood awkwardly near the monument, like the tourist he was, feeling the hot summer sun beating down on his already-reddened shoulders. He felt foolish, but he was taking the picture regardless of how he felt. His mother needed to see it, and it was the least he could do for her. Kevin wasContinue reading “The Trip of a Lifetime”