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 […]

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 […]

Passing Glory

Passing Glory PAST           We practiced all summer, between beach time and part-time work. We worked hard to become Western Rose High School’s best tandem quarterback and wide receiver in the football history of our school and our state of South Carolina.           We? Bobby Borden is […]

‘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 […]

Love’s Reunion

Love’s Reunion A stranger in this Balkan city of Podgorica I felt the cool but comfortable night breeze on my body. My leather jacket and heavy trousers sheltered me nicely in my walk to the Pod Volat Restaurant. Wisps of my thirty-five year old ebony hair gently waved to the people passing. A quite lovely […]