Requiem For A Beautiful Lady

Requiem For A Beautiful Lady The fish smell came to her on the breeze but it was filtered by the ocean waters that slapped against the wharf pilings and made for a joyful smile upon her face. “Oh, Daddy, I’ve missed our lunches and our wharf walks.” She hugged her father and kissed him on […]

To Be or Not To Be

To Be Or Not To Be To Be or Not To Be “You can go ahead and get dressed, Daisy. We’re finished with the examination.” Dr. Pickering handed a hastily scribbled prescription to his nurse attendant, “Call this in to the pharmacy and tell them Ms. Catrell will be picking it up within the hour.” […]

When Angels Come

When Angels Come In those hours and days of misery when hope cannot find its way to my pain, there comes an inscrutable stirring within that calms and brings me a modest peace. There was a time when I was driving from Decatur, Illinois to Springfield, Illinois. On a long stretch of two-lane highway, behind […]

Love Summit

Love Summit She was going to die! John was going to die! He was twenty feet above her, and she could hear him weakly calling her name, “Maria,” he threw his head back, mouth agape, willing more air to come. “Maria, we’re almost there…please try…try for me!” He fell from his knees onto his back […]

Life and Death

Life and Death Why are there trees? Why do trees have so many branches? Why do the branches have so many leafy arms? Why do the leaves fall and die in the cold seasons? Why do new leaves appear on the branches in the warm seasons? Of course, if we have paid attention in school […]

Julie Anne

Julie Anne Soon it will be Christmas Day and I wish to leave my grumblings about government, politics, and matters of the world that trouble me. In truth, though railing at times on issues I have little but common sense – or, no sense, perhaps – life at times is too much with me. I […]

Follow Me

Follow Me “Follow me!” the voice was gentle, soft, and somehow compelling. The lovely lady with blue eyes and long waves of golden hair blinked in her drowsy state. Shelley slowly opened widely her eyes and rose from the hammock on the hill near the big house. A few trees dotted the landscape on the […]

Faith

Faith   Faith With what amazing gift of wisdom do some mortals pronounce, ‘There is no God’? Do they reference the singular advances of science to promote their minority position among the peoples of the world? Do they not perceive the same exactitude of wonders these aging eyes and all my senses have gathered in […]

Decisions, Decisions!

 Decisions, Decisions! Chocolate or Vanilla? Baked potatoes or French Fries? Movie out or Television at home? Go or stay? Read or Write? Decisions, Decisions! At times, family and individual decisions are made with ease and nonchalance, simple no-brainer reflexes. These are generally minor decisions quickly acceptable to those concerned. Other decisions, major in their circumstance […]