Left Alone

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass, the warm touching of the sun, and the drool of a life-size Rottweiler to get you up in the morning. Yup, me and V.J the Rottweiler were an item, partners in crime even, best friends, we did everything together. And at the time that we met,…

Ellie Likes Her Tires Dry

Ellie was intent on ruining a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Writing about Ellie is a little tricky. She’s always in the room — in fact, she lives in my head. She’s comprised of nearly five decades of experience and often directs me — her rider —more than I direct her. Buddha once compared the mind to a wild elephant. He said:…

The Purgatory Cave – A fiction

Purgatory: adj. Having the quality of cleansing or purifying. “Where the hell am I?” was Grant’s first thought as he woke up in a sweat. He tried to sit up, only to be met with shooting pain from his neck down his spine and into his surgically-repaired back. After blinking several times, he looked around…

Butterfly’s Kiss

I held it together until the last person passed through. They swirled around me like ripples on a lake; restricting my ability to focus my eyes. They were overwhelmed by the extravagance of the city lights, and I don’t blame them. The city seems new every night, no matter how many times you visit.  But…

An Insubstantial Torment

“But his eyes are too small, his nose doesn’t look sharp and look at his beard!”, she bleated as she looked at a photograph her mother had shown her that morning. Laiba was a twenty-one year old, pink, sharp-featured girl. She was brought up by her mother with two little brothers, with their father abroad….

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