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 asContinue reading “Softly, Softly”

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’sContinue reading “An Unpopular Opinion”

Quiet Afternoon

My creme with a splash of coffee swirls in its Jane Austen mug. I settle deeper into the pillows and pull the computer closer. I’ve seen Pride and Prejudice a 100 times, but I still feel the need to snuggle nearer to the screen. Light from the open window falls across my bedspread, legging-clad legs, andContinue reading “Quiet Afternoon”