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 […]

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh (Flash Fiction by Billy Ray Chitwood)  Hi, my name is Hymie Ludicrus and feel free to laugh. I love laughter directed at me. At parties, people would break up when I gave them my name. What’s in a name, right? Laughter. Those party folks gave impetus to my being as funny as […]

Wicked Marcie

Wicked Marcie “You’re a filthy beast!” she spoke as tears fell down her cheeks. “And, what kind of beast, would you say?” his face squinted in a soft strange sadness. The woman did not understand the expression, read it as a ‘mocking’ of the situation. She appeared cautiously in conflict with her emotions. She spoke […]

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 […]

Soul’s Odyssey

Soul’s Odyssey Why is it so? This mystical longing, this wanderlust, this soul odyssey? There are so many parts that make up this mortal body: the part that takes me to moments of happiness and joy, like love’s ecstatic swoons; the part that cries in the sadness of a child’s suffering, the madness of evil-doers, […]

The Sea and Me

The Sea and Me Some people are born to fret and worry… Yes, even here in this magnificent resort on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. So, what’s the rub? The scene above was there each morning when I awakened – the cobalt waters, the pale blue skies, the palm trees, the villas below our […]

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, […]