Category: Short Story

Six Days of Magic

“The moon seems unaware of night’s dark hitting on the damp warm rain  misguiding owl’s spitting  A thunder light of love raising hearts beating while weather learns more from rain lovers meeting”  ― Munia Khan When she came to the garden each day, a cacophony…

Let Go

AUTHOR”S NOTE: Three years ago today, I wrote this and I still find myself on an incredible journey of self discovery. Thank you to all who have taken the time to read and comment on my posts. You’ve encouraged me through it all! I…

Aftermath

Tall grass grew between the railroad timbers. The last time a train passed this way was probably back in 2020 during the Covid-19 outbreak. Lucas followed train tracks because they always lead somewhere. Long ago, he got into the habit of counting steps. Each…

Freedom

On the day before they left the plantation, his former owner who had always treated him well, handed Tom Cook $10. This was more money than Tom had ever had in his life. The next day, he and his family headed northeast to Pennsylvania….

Alone

The brilliant sun was showing signs of setting when Leona eased into her rocking chair. Her bones groaned and creaked; much like the chair who has been her only companion for many years. From the porch, she can see all the way to the…

Devoured

Everyone is gone now. The crows have disappeared, and the locusts have moved on. There is nothing left but dried stalks, whitened bones, and a cold wind. This empty field save for my lone silhouette, this is the barrenness of harvest or pestilence. First,…

Texas Roots

“You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl.” – Janine Turner I didn’t have a typical childhood. It was one spent moving from place to place, never living anywhere for long. The one and…

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