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“Atmospheric; Short story”


Three months ago Jill and I decided to take a break with a tropical island weekend getaway. On our last evening, I dressed adorned in my best island attire with a collared asher blue shirt, with dark blue buttons, a pair of tan Bermuda shorts, and brown leather open-toed sandals. Jill was dressed in a multi-colored floral sundress with white sandals and a white orchid … Continue reading “Atmospheric; Short story”

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“Centenarian love, passion, marriage, and dancing.”


The annual sweetheart’s dance has become a coveted gala event for the 190 residents at the “Living Years Village.” And again for the third year in a row Edgar and Elizabeth Harden gingerly, soft-shoed around the dance floor strutting to the harmonizing tunes of their 1940’s big band favorites. The residents seated at their dinner tables surrounding the dance floor watching in amazement while taping … Continue reading “Centenarian love, passion, marriage, and dancing.”

“Tenderly.”


Love was my first impression and seeing you was a tender moment I will cherish forever. Our young hearts were tenderly innocent, but our passion filled the warmth of a thousand stars. Voicing our thoughts and memories to one another sprinkled with tender moments of love. Excited revelations appeared in my dreams of our future living happily ever after. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Tenderly.”

“Distances and Images.”


A tragedy brought us together, but serendipitous events spawned our meeting. My heart beats slowed in response to your beauty my eyes witnessed My voice stuttered as I introduce myself, yet I cannot remember anything else I said. But, I will forever remember your voice saying yes to meet for coffee after our work. We stole two hours of our sleep sharing a cup of … Continue reading “Distances and Images.”

“Control?”


Control is a powerful word, meaning authority to guide or manage something or someone. But for me, the word instantaneously brings to mind 1987, Janet Jackson’s mega-hit with the signature song “Control.” Thirty years ago the song and its accompanying video were the anthems for many teenage girls wanting to spread their wings and divorcing women who sought independence from a marriage they felt no … Continue reading “Control?”

Ruminating and Swarm


It was a chilly spring evening as Floyd, and Pegg Harkins’ sat rocking in their chairs watching the sun set behind the dark green mountains of the Beaverden, West Virgina. You know Pegg, I’ve been ruminating about our graduation celebration when it was held in the afternoon outside behind the school house. Do you remember when some of Mr. Dickle’s bees from his farm next … Continue reading Ruminating and Swarm

“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.”

“Bases.”


  Give me a first base squeeze honey Oh yes, now that’s a first base squeeze. Can I kiss your neck, and shoulders? Umm, yes, I think you stole second base. Oh, my goodness, that feels soo good. Can we kiss to let me know you love me? Oh, baby, you are quick, with a great lead off from second. Rubbing my leg has resulted … Continue reading “Bases.”

“Trust.”


Jacob and Hellen, have been married for twenty years when Hellen arrived home from work a couple of hours earlier than usual. As Hellen turned into the driveway, she was surprised to see an “Easy Man, Maid Service” car parked on the street in front of their house. She assumed the car maybe for one of her neighborhoods. Seven years earlier, Hellen went back to … Continue reading “Trust.”

“Paint”


This time last year I was in Key West Fl where I was exposed to the wonderful world of creative artists. I call it my creative summer of exploring the incredible talents of artist across all fields of creativity including writers, photographers, painters, poets and a large floor foot peddle loom weaver. These amazing artists expanded my perceptions of the arts so much I completed my … Continue reading “Paint”

“Third Rate Romance”


Tell us your funniest relationship disaster story. I have experienced a few romances during my lifetime, and they were all first rate and or better. In my belief and experiences, a third rate human romance could or possibly be a superficial relationship. Since most superficial relationships developing into romance may be based on the attractions of looks and not friendship or a shared love. A … Continue reading “Third Rate Romance”

“Everything Changes” (A love story)


Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe the experience.   Charles and Barbara, a married couple of sixty-five years, walk the beach every morning near their seaside home in Lincoln Oregon. On a chilly spring morning, Charles notices a bottle buried in the sand. … Continue reading “Everything Changes” (A love story)

Next in line (Daily Prompt)


A second #Royal Baby will soon be joining the Windsor in England. Given the choice, would you rather be heir to the throne, or the (probably) off-the-hook sibling? I would rather be a commoner and not be apart of the hoopla of daily celebrity gossip of a monarch family who are scrutinized daily for any and all things they do. To live in a spotlight … Continue reading Next in line (Daily Prompt)