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 […]

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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, […]

Junkyard Philosophers

Junkyard Philosophers From whence came this yearning of my soul? It’s only a question I ask every day of my life, fitting, I suppose, of one with dubious genetic structure and a mangled environmental beginning marked by too many turns and twists of emotional enigmas. Of course, my portal in the scheme of time must […]

Winter Musings

  Winter Musing The trees are bare and ungiving Like the souls of sick minds, Their dead leaves floating in the Wind to a winter of indifference.   Among the chaos of winter urges Comes the hope of a white dove, Spreading its inviting wings of Devotion to an ancient Deity.   Soon the loveliness […]

The Soul of a Dreamer

The Soul of a Dreamer or Play Me a Tune, Piano Man With this post I get to show not only some of my ‘warts of longing and wanderlust’ but an abiding romanticism that has tagged along with me through my life. The Piano Bar Is symbolic of some younger years when I was going […]

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 […]

Interview With Christoph Fischer

)Interview With Author Christoph Fischer MY INTERVIEW OF CHRISTOPH FISCHER Welcome to my ‘Seat of Honor’, Christoph. Though we’ve never met, I feel as if we’ve been friends for many years.  Your writing has reached so many of us, and, with your generous support of other authors and your active role with #ASMSG (‘Authors Social […]