Softly, Softly

Old photographs lay scattered across the empty lament floor. Everything else – bed, chairs, table, bookcase, television – all five pieces of furniture to his name were gone, he’d sold them on EBay the week before. He’d passed the last seven nights on the floor in a sleeping bag that kept him as warm as... Continue Reading →

An Unpopular Opinion

For most little kids, some teenagers, and let's be honest, adults too, October is often characterized by anticipation for Halloween. Everyone loves candy and pulling together a creative costume, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with those things. Halloween is the only day of the year where it's completely acceptable to walk up to any neighbor's... Continue Reading →

I wish I wish I wish

I wish I was a better writer. That I could take the words in my hands and mold them to the depths inside of me for all the world to see. I wish I could convey emotion easily. That the words would slip from my pen and onto the paper and you would understand beyond... Continue Reading →

Quotes That’ve Hit a Chord

Recently I complied a list of my favorite quotes and I wanted to share my most favorite of favorites here with you. These are the quotes that've touched me most deeply, some in ways that are hard for me to explain. I'm not going to offer explanations for them, I'm just going to let the... Continue Reading →

September and Such

September! What a month, school's started and fall is supposed to be coming. (It hasn't. It wasn't even cold the day I took this picture with my hot latte and sweater. I just like to walk around pretending the leaves are changing colors and the weather is below 70. You feel?) Not much has occurred in... Continue Reading →

At the Theater

I had never seen anything like the fine gold and deep blue of the theater's ceiling. The theater had been built in the jazz age, it was evident in the geometrical patterns of ivory, gold, and bronze lining the ornate walls and roof. Sitting in my red velvet chair, my twelve-year- old mind pondered the... Continue Reading →

Beyond

Billions of words build up inside me,  Crescendoing to one poetic symphony.  I've not the faintest notion what to write. So many words in the world and none feel right. Nothing spectacular has taken place, Save that I'm reminded of God' grace. Books line the shelves, The vacuum hums, My little brother plays 'superheros' and... Continue Reading →

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