“Tempted.”


As the new year begins many people will commit themselves to something. Whether it is a healthy lifestyle in the form of eating better, working out, or exercise of some type. The burden of temptation is the emotional element that can destroy any all good intentions. A temptation is an attraction, or distraction visible in mind or stomach yet basically an emotion. Most temptations have … Continue reading “Tempted.”

“Renewal.”


Hey, honey, your car registration is due in January, have you mailed in the renewal paperwork? No, not yet, I forgot all about it during the holidays. I will take care of it this weekend, but I will take the two-year renewal option. Don’t forget you motorcycle, sailboat, the recreational vehicle, and your bass boat. Hey, baby on our anniversary I think we should renew our wedding … Continue reading “Renewal.”

“Second Thoughts,”


It is a daily, occurrence when all have second thoughts on everything from what to wear, what to eat, which way to go to work or going to work. Dale and Beverly are husband and wife laying in bed just before the alarm activated when Beverly asked, should we go to work? Dale’s eyes increased to the size of golf balls as he tried to … Continue reading “Second Thoughts,”

“Banned.”


Gerald McClain and Cody Whitten both age 89, have been life-long friends growing up on farms in Iowa near the small town of Hampton. After retirement and many cold winters in Iowa, they moved to Bradenton Florida with their wives. They married twin sisters, Beulah and Betty Conklin on Valentine’s day, 1947, and each sister died within six months of one another. Before their imminent … Continue reading “Banned.”

“The Tiny Non-Profit Philanthropist.”


Every sorority on campus worked hard to recruit Twins Joan and Jenny Armstrong who stand 4’9″ tall. They are in the second semester of their third year of college maintaining a 4.0-grade point average in advanced astrophysics. Neither were ever interested in the sorority life. They recently received notoriety from the astrophysicist and cosmologist community from around the world for a paper they co-wrote about … Continue reading “The Tiny Non-Profit Philanthropist.”

“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.”

“Original.”


During my teenage years around the mid to late 70’s I was told to feather my hair since it was the style of the time. However as time passed into my college years, dying my hair blond became the norm and soon after college with a good job, twice a month I paid over $100.00 a visit usually twice a month or more for coloring … Continue reading “Original.”

“Cheats & Mistakes.”


In the Spring of 1963, Malcolm Milton University’s spring mid-term testing was in its final hours. Tenured History Professor, Wilbur Wilshire was shocked and astonished when he recognized an honors violation. For several moments he stared in disbelief since he had not witnessed an honors violation in his classroom since the fall semester of 1952. He watched for several minutes as Azikel Alberson consistently glanced … Continue reading “Cheats & Mistakes.”

Complicated


So, life is relatively easy. You are born, you love parents, family friends, and caregivers Follow the basic moral rules of life, don’t lie, cheat, steal, or harm another person or animal. Attend school, learn lessons from parents, elders, and teachers. Achieving levels of education, to pay bills, to quench desires of want and need. (PS: learning doesn’t stop with certificates or degrees.) Pair with … Continue reading Complicated

Surface versus Fear


The surface of life is easily visible to the human eye. Fear prevents verbal interaction which would build discoveries. Our surface is what we project. Fear of self-reflection to discover what is beneath and within. Honest self-reflection is the journey to overcome the fear of revealing what’s beneath the surface. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Surface versus Fear

Maybe?


  Maybe is the word parents use with their second or third born child who asks, can they have a tiger or lion. Maybe is the word teenagers use when parents yelled or screamed begging them to move faster so they can visit a grandparent. Maybe is the word couples use when they are watching television, and the other wants something or their attention. Maybe … Continue reading Maybe?

“Unstoppable”


To succeed in life, a passionate, driven desire is unstoppable. Discover your passion and your desire will be unstoppable. With sacrifice and patience, your dreams will become reality, to remain unstoppable. With every bump in the road, it develops and teaches to remain unstoppable. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Unstoppable”

“Journey”


Everyone’s life is a journey, whether they know it or not. A journey for some people is considered a chore, or hindrance, preventing enjoyment of life. For others, their journey is a joyful walk in the park, enjoying all that crosses their path. All life journeys are unique and yet similar, for it is the culminating experiences along the journey that bring forth a fulfilling … Continue reading “Journey”

“Cowardice”


During a crisis, the coward utilizing their thoughts will dismantle and shirk their honor, duty, and responsibility to whomever or whatever the cause. Their cowardice Heart and Soul will unite their speech and actions as they walk or run away. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Cowardice”

“Empty”


The empty feelings when a loved one is no longer in your life. The empty feelings when love is not present. The empty feelings when all hope is lost. Reach out to someone in your life, to reconnect and feel the love with a phone call to hear their voice or stand in their presence to share the love. Someone loves you. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Empty”

“Prophecy”


  Those who have the ability of prophecy have an enormously incredible talent, and for centuries many have claimed this unique ability. Their predictions have included everything from the religious end of days to human encounters with aliens. I understand why prophets make a prediction. However, many people have predicted the outcome of a sporting event. If a prophet predicted the lottery numbers or the … Continue reading “Prophecy”

“Denying or Justifying”


Looking into a mirror many humans see something they are not. Denying the color of thy eyes Denying the color of thy skin, Denying thy age Denying thy weight Denying or justifying instead of facing, or admitting, the truth of who you are. What do you deny or justify? WordPress Daily word prompt Continue reading “Denying or Justifying”

“The Guilt that Haunts Me”


Share a time when you were overcome with guilt. What were the circumstances? How did you overcome your guilt? On a warm mid-July evening, I was enjoying an afternoon cookout with my neighbor George on his deck when he began crying. He returned from scolding his 12-year-old son who admitted to spreading saran wrap on the bowl of the toilet in the guest bathroom. One … Continue reading “The Guilt that Haunts Me”

“The Outsiders”


WordPress Daily Post Prompt Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that. During the summer of 1968, at age 10, I was allowed to ride my bicycle down the sidewalk and around the block to a friends house. My only rule was to be home before the street lights are activated. If the front and back … Continue reading “The Outsiders”