Category: Short Story

Grief

Grief is a Tricky Thing When you least expect it There it is rearing its ugly head Reminding you of the dead. Draining you of your life Laughing at your strife. But when it is gone A seed is planted watered with your tears… Continue Reading “Grief”

Wanda Lee, Linda Lee & The Willow Switch

My Aunt Wanda was watching us that day. I am not sure why. Momma was either out looking for a job or working at the restaurant where she was a waitress from time to time. I loved my Aunt Wanda. I was actually named after her; she was… Continue Reading “Wanda Lee, Linda Lee & The Willow Switch”

Broken Man

“It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men.”- Frederick Douglass The minute he enters a room, the very air changes. Laughter and light-hearted banter halt. The atmosphere is murky and the faint smell of doom permeates every nook and cranny. He… Continue Reading “Broken Man”

The Heart Thief

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose Nothing, I mean nothing honey if it ain’t free, no no Yeah feeling good was easy Lord when he sang the blues You know feeling good was good enough for me Good enough for me… Continue Reading “The Heart Thief”

Possum on the Porch

My grandma Helen died of cancer at the age of 62- the age I am now. I was 9 at the time. I attended the funeral, but I didn’t understand. Who understands the finality of death at 9? As a result, I didn’t get… Continue Reading “Possum on the Porch”

My Refuge

Mom never allowed me to go see Daddy once he left me alone in the car to fend for myself. It was then I started visiting a family two houses down from him. Dad had taken me over there from time to time so… Continue Reading “My Refuge”

Growing Butterflies

“Life Began in a Garden.” I have a garden. Life is teeming within this garden. Each spade of dirt yields a tangle of earthworms that have done their job well. Rich,dark, fertile life-giving earth. In the spring and summer, a flock of 20 or… Continue Reading “Growing Butterflies”

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