Tag: Discourse

I Can Not Peel Those off My Heart

I Can Not Peel Those off My Heart

Kids grow like weeds, don’t they? Nothing fills me with quite as much pride as watching my kids grow up and become more independent. I’ve encouraged their autonomy. And my eyes became satiated countless times over with tears for these extraordinary little beings that I’ve helped to create. However, mixed in with tears of joy […]

She Sees Things in Impossible Technicolor

She Sees Things in Impossible Technicolor

Sunday was the master of one-liners, which she would use to clinch her technicolored, illustration-filled sermons. One of her famous: “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, any more than going to the fishing hole makes you a fish.” Wearing the brightest of colors, Pastor Ida would use her whole body during her sermons. […]

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

“Where’s that boy? Dinner’s getting cold.” “Up in his room, working on his video game.” “Blast that video game! Get him down here for dinner. Tonight I cancel his computer privileges.” Alice knocked on the bedroom door. “Bobby?” No answer. She respected his privacy, but didn’t want Rob storming up here, so she pushed opened […]

Colours of Love

Colours of Love

Have you ever been in love?  I mean, really in love?  When nothing else matters but the sound of their voice… the touch of their hand… When the sky has never seemed so blue or the grass so green…  all senses heightened.  Have you ever known that feeling of pure joy just to be alive… […]

Snow Angels

Snow Angels

Snow had fallen all day, turning the rugged landscape into a blur of white. Toward dusk, the snow took on a bluish tint, and the sound of it falling was like the rustling of angel wings. Normally, the old farmhouse rather enjoyed winter storms, but tonight it shivered with cold and worry. Inside the house, […]

The Locket

The Locket

Helena reached into her pocket and retrieved the locket and chain. “Here, then. For safety, Demetri.” She placed the heart-shaped locket in his hand and closed it. “When you find your way back here, find me. Make sure I’m ok.” The clouds broke and the sun came out. He looked at his hand and the […]

My Rose

My Rose

I looked down at the broken sidewalk, the broken pieces of my life. The violence. No family. A child with special needs. Why did this have to happen to me?  Was I so horrible a child to warrant such a life? The state could take care of Rose as it had thus far, and I […]

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