“Cleaning.”


Timothy and Susan Crawford were married thirty-nine years when on Valentine’s Day, their oldest son Jason asked his college sweetheart Meredith to marry him. Meredith said yes, and they planned a June wedding. The two dated for five years, yet waited until they finished their post doctorate degrees before discussing marriage. The each shared rooms with friends off campus near the University and to save … Continue reading “Cleaning.”

“Wedding Invitations,”


I attended two weddings accompanied by my special someone who excited my mother with the possibilities of our marriage one day. When my mom attended the second wedding, she discovered my special someone passionately kissing one of the groomsmen the relationship ended. I was a groomsman at the third marriage, and my mother was my plus one which will never happen again. I love my … Continue reading “Wedding Invitations,”

“Unseen.”


I close my eyes to behold our wedding with the beauty we shared I close my eyes to observe our honeymoon, and I smile I close my eyes to see our 47 anniversaries. I close my eyes to feel our love, for our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I close my eyes with tears of joy, sensing our touch, our love, flowing through my heart, and … Continue reading “Unseen.”

“Capable.”


Growing up in Miami, during my college year’s I easily maintained a 4,0-grade point average whenever. To pass tests, I imagined calmly strolling along South Beach in Miami Fl with the warm eighty-degree temperatures surrounding my body. But today my mind drifts to the woman who stole my heart, soul, and mind. I spent the previous summer abroad studying history at the University of Spain … Continue reading “Capable.”

Cling


I’m a wife to a wonderful husband of 12-years, a mother of beautiful twin girls age 4, and a 6-year old boy. By 5:00 am, I’m enjoying my first cup of coffee and, I sit in silence to a quite home and I’m looking forward to the twins afternoon nap and mommy time. I have taken mommy time, on the rear deck, in the backyard … Continue reading Cling

“Love Specific.”


It has been thirty-seven years of marriage, yet when I graduated college with a degree in English Literature with a fellowship to attend the Iowa University creative writing program for my masters of fine art. I was extremely happy, and although I had not held my degree long enough to marvel at my accomplishment, Johnathan had asked me to marry him several times moments after … Continue reading “Love Specific.”

“Float. A short story”


Kevin and Katelyn Crawford ages 48 and 49 are a couple with four children ages 6, 8, 10, & 12. They are a very active family with all their children participating in some form of after-school athletic activities. They amaze their friends and neighbors as the two float through a five day work week, with ease and comfort managing their work schedules and the various … Continue reading “Float. A short story”

Gone


On December 7th, 2016 Wilber, and Joyce Borstanski will have completed Sixty-seven years of marriage. They are an active senior couple in their Southwest Florida community. Their daily 2-mile morning walks, yoga, and Tai-Chi classes are just a few of their combined weekly and monthly activities. However, after the death of their last pet, Ceasar, a 100-pound Chesapeake Bay Labrador Retriever who died ten years … Continue reading Gone

“Ovation, A short story”


The yearly winter carnival held on Lake George, in upstate New York, has produced many fish and sledding tales that have become legendary folklore. But during the 1967 winter carnival, every teenage boy tried to sled across the bottom end of the lake near the Lake George shoreline. Local politician Gerald Koranski’s 14-year-old son was the closest who stopped ten feet short of the mounds … Continue reading “Ovation, A short story”

“Toys from Christmas Past; Short Story #5”


The night before Christmas and all through the house all was quiet as the Lehman family was attending Christmas Eve Services where Jason was participating in the children’s Christmas play as one of the three wise men. Because this was Jason’s first Christmas play acting role, Jeffery and Jacqueline were excited with their cameras and video ready to record the event. However, as they arrived … Continue reading “Toys from Christmas Past; Short Story #5”

“Pillage.”


It is 5:55 am, the day after Christmas, and four unassuming women sit comfortably in a rented full-size cargo van near the entrance of the Sherwood Mall waiting to begin their annual shopping pillage for Christmas sales. All of the women are related, but the youngest is participating in her first shopping pillage. When she turned 21 two months prior, the elder of the group … Continue reading “Pillage.”

Human communication has evolved but not vanity.


Recently I overheard a baby-boomer speak of never wanting to use the facetime feature of their mobile phone when taking with their grandchildren or family members. Hearing this conversation, I thought about how far the human race has come in receiving and delivering messages over the course of time. But, within the last one-hundred years, the system has improved tremendously. However, the technology to telephone … Continue reading Human communication has evolved but not vanity.

Enthusiasm


It is our eldest son’s debut as the featured lead conductor of the famed symphonic orchestra’s Christmas concert that started at 6:00 pm. It was now 6:19 pm as I waited for my wife, Geneva For 41-years of our marriage, I have accepted knowingly she will always be late, except when our two children were born one and two weeks early. As she rushed into … Continue reading Enthusiasm

“Holly Jolly Folly Christmas Re-Gifts. Short Story#4”


With 72-hours before their employees, Christmas parties. Jeffery and Jaqueline have yet to map out one of their most important decision of the Christmas season, what to regift for their co-workers. After their first Christmas, they decided to regift the wired, uncanny, and simply the gaudiest gifts they could ever imagine. They still cringe when they regift the unique smells of Applespice and Curry bath … Continue reading “Holly Jolly Folly Christmas Re-Gifts. Short Story#4”

Christmas Maddening Day


Maddening, is the list of errands I have to complete. Maddening, are the kids will be awake soon. Maddening, are the gifts I need to wrapped and mail. Maddening, is I need to start breakfast. Maddening, I need to get out of bed and begin my day. Maddening, it’s less than a week before Christmas. Maddening, are thoughts stressing about my day ahead. WordPress daily … Continue reading Christmas Maddening Day

“Christmas Folly & Martyr.”


Robert Avenell; During Thanksgiving dinner, the Avenell brothers were enamored with an old 1950’s Sears & Robuck catalog their Uncle Rosco brought to the holiday dinner. The catalog was a great talking item, and the boys soon discovered all of the toys in the book, along with the guns they sold. The Avenel brothers’ mother forbade her sons David age 13, Devin age 11 and … Continue reading “Christmas Folly & Martyr.”

“Eerie.”


Eunice Hedge-Clapper died at age 62 when her car was struck by falling debris from an overpass as she sat in traffic on Interstate 95 north of Washington DC. The eerily uncanny accident and her immediate death shocked her suburban community north of Washington DC Just under two hundred people attended the funeral held at St. Agness Catholic Church where Eunice was baptized, confirmed and … Continue reading “Eerie.”

Copycat


Good, afternoon I’m the eldest brother who is six years older than my sister Erin, aka “Baby Princess.” I gave her that name since our father spoiled her immensely. I believe our parents spaced us out making me the supreme babysitter extraordinaire for many years. At age fifteen, I took a part-time job after school as a lifeguard at the country club in our community. … Continue reading Copycat

“Rearrange.”


For thirty-five years, Oscar and Eunice’s marriage has faced various obstacles testing their enduring love for one another. Oscar has learned and developed the wisdom to rearrange his perception of women to survive his marriage. On the eve of his eldest son’s marriage David, Oscar provides some wisdom and knowledge. The first thing you should understand is that your life will be rearranged and accepting the … Continue reading “Rearrange.”

“Cigarette pack, stare down.”


After a horribly stressful shift as a firefighter captain. Donald Treshman decided to stop at a local convenience store and purchase a pack cigarettes for the first time in 17 years. He did not open the pack of cigarettes fearing the smoke would destroy the fresh mint smell in his car. So he decided to wait until he arrived home. When he parked inside the … Continue reading “Cigarette pack, stare down.”