Tag: 2020-Flash-04

A Home in Need

A Home in Need

Woof! When Jerry drove us to the forest last month, I thought he was feeling adventurous. When he undid the leash and collar, I thought he wanted me to feel free while running and frolicking. When he rushed back to the car, I thought he went to get our frisbee. Soon he got in and […]

Matins

Matins

Callie slips out of bed slowly, carefully, so as not to waken Joe. Years ago, she tried to invite him into her world. “A new day is breaking – come see!” “No, no, let’s go back to sleep,” was his reply. Now she goes alone into the arms of dawn. Fog fills the folds of […]

Paved Paradise

Paved Paradise

Christmastime was like a sensorial avalanche as a child. It was a time for family reunions and renewing friendships. There would ofttimes be indulgent Christmas parties with spreads of candies and sugar biscuits. Sweet breads would neatly be arranged on a banquet styled table with an overlay of tablecloth which would be Père Noël themed. […]

A Sense of Being

A Sense of Being

There are many ways that one can define home, but to me it doesn’t denote bricks and mortar. To me, home is any place, or person, that gives you a sense of being… well, home. And this is such a place. The scent of newly cut grass floats on the air from the nearby golf […]

Too Soon

Too Soon

She elbows the latch of her garden gate, passes through, and pushes her back against it, closing off the world outside. Only then does she allow herself a large intake of breath, filling her lungs with air that is hers. “Do come,” they had said, “It’ll be alright. Things are opening up now, and you […]

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