Forever Love

Forever Love The day was sunny and without clouds as I arrived at her new residence. The setting was beautiful, quiet, and serene with the deep green grass, sugar maples and oaks offering canopies of shade against the ultraviolet   brightness. I sat on the ground next to her as if we were on a picnic […]

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A Heart Thing

A Heart Thing What was I doing here? It seemed a sad inertia was in control of my body. Beautiful, yes, this sand and sun part of the world! And, it was a promise my heart compelled me to keep…after so many tears and a fragile restoration from the pain and finality of impending death. […]

Sinful Desperation

Sinful Desperation –Flash Fiction by Billy Ray Chitwood- “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.” He stared at the ceiling as he reclined on the big bed, his naked body stretched straight, seeking relief from his back pain. “It’s been years, my son, since your last confession. I hear desperation in your voice. Is the […]

No Longer Relevant

No Longer Relevant             Like lonely grains of sand transported by harsh winds and randomly rearranged into symmetrical peaks and valleys, so Time transports the hours, days, months, and years of Man into the peaks and valleys of Memory, there to dwell in Irrelevance of purpose, waiting for his ultimate destiny, […]

Meet Lady Gray

Meet ‘Lady Gray’            Our beloved Bengal cat, George, left us for animal heaven some months back after a twelve-year love affair. It was a sad and traumatic moment for Julie and me…we buried George under some trees on our property, and, each morning, we look out the kitchen window at […]

Grains of Time

Grains of Time As young Undaunted men Courting the Pretty Girls, Filling frivolous moments In search of some vague And haunting Realities, Time was not a relative thing.   We Lotus Eaters thought Little about life’s Timeline. For we were going to live Forever in that misty amber World of Mahogany Bars And Tinkling highball […]

‘The Way We Were’ – Then and/or Now

The Way We Were – Then or Now  We awake in the cave, our minds blurred by realities of living.  Moira goes deeper into the cave to bathe.  Somehow, we have ended up here above the land we now see through the opening of the only home Moira and I have ever known. We eat […]

Flowers and Fate

Flowers and Fate “Red or yellow roses, Sir?” the older lady in the flower shop asked. The young man in his early thirties smiled and raised his brow. “Now, how did you know it was to be roses, Millie?” He knew her from a name tag. “It’s the body language, young man. Your step, your […]

From Italy With Love

From Italy With Love I thought it was all over! There were two problems. My single engine plane coughed, sputtered, and acted like it was out of gas – but the tank was filled just twenty minutes before at the air park in Genoa. The other problem was lack of control – without success, I […]