Jan and Carol have grown accustomed to the stares they engender when together in public. They understand why people are confused. They are opposites in many ways. Jan is more liberal in her ideology, while Carol is more conservative. Jan votes Democratic and Carol votes Republican. People wonder how can they still be such great... Continue Reading →
Survived violence, Life with hurricane-strength winds. Found a safe harbor. Posted for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille, February 20, 2019: Hurricane.
Mary felt very proud of her still life called "Georgia Peaches." But, when her mother saw the painting, she was appalled. I tell you, she was flat out outraged that her daughter could do such a thing! "What were you thinking, child?" her mother asked. "We are a proud Southern family! Our name stands for... Continue Reading →
Jamison had chosen to celebrate their honeymoon in New Orleans. Kathy had wanted a more romantic place for a newlywed couple, like going to Tahiti or Hawaii. But, she went with Jamison to the Big Easy, where the Creole food and the constant flow of alcohol could not get any better, according to her new... Continue Reading →
Tattooed on my body are the struggles I have survived, These marks define what I believe to be true. They tell the world that I have overcome mountains, And in succeeding, my strength has been renewed. Scissored from my life are the fears that kept me Afraid to ascend to the heights of whom I... Continue Reading →
As a new professor with Doctor in front of my name, I could not wait to put my new knowledge in motion. I thought that the students would be quite impressed, But one yawning student disavowed me of that notion. As I looked at that miscreant who dared act as if he were bored, I... Continue Reading →
Caroline looked out of the window of the old farmhouse. She lived so far away from her nearest neighbors that she always felt such an emptiness in her heart and in her life. The loneliness of seeming to be the only person in the world robbed her of the joy of looking at the beauty... Continue Reading →
Smitten with the pink, Fields covered with pure beauty. Nature spreads her love. Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille, February 14, 2019, from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie: cherry blossoms. Word of the Day Challenge is Smitten.
She always struck me as the epitome of good sense, a no-nonsense kind of person, and she was my favorite teacher when I was school age. She was tough, but fair in her grades and in her praise. So, I was surprised when she adopted the black grimalkin that she found hiding among the billowy... Continue Reading →