The Drifter

The gravel crunched beneath his boots as he walked. His footfalls sounded at a slow and steady pace along the side of the old highway. The timeworn brown looked more of a mottled gray in color, stained from the years of hard working and hard living.  His legs were long and lanky, covered in denim […]

Writer’s Block

It’s important that you know I have not been the appointed spokesperson for writers, so take everything I say with whatever grain of salt you can find laying around, even if it’s just a leftover packet with some restaurant utensils from last week’s takeout. Many have and will continue to disagree with me! Writer’s Block. The two […]

The Journals

In a basket on my dresser in my bedroom sits two notebooks. One boasts a pretty red flower and has a spiral binding. The other one has a textured cover with a whimsical owl stitched on it. They once contained pages that were empty, waiting The first entry was December 28, 2006. I had three […]

Waiting Room

I sat in the waiting room, absently watching the T.V. in the small room. It was set to HGTV, and an episode of Home Town was playing. They were looking for something girly. The man on the show told the woman she looked gorgeous, and the other guys asked if they needed to get a […]

A Little Goes a Long Way

Today I drove down a street we used to live on. It sits in a part of town that hovers on the cusp of two areas best described as “okay” and “not that good”. It was not terrible when we lived there, it’s not terrible now either. It simply remains locked in that purgatory between, […]

A Random Movie Review

Last weekend I found myself sitting on the couch, scrolling through the channels looking for something to watch. This is notable primarily because these days such an activity is a rarity. Our T.V. is hogged by children, it’s no secret. I haven’t caught up on any of the shows I used to be into. I […]

A Dream

They stood in the kitchen, all six of them. The kitchen was not one I had ever seen before, but was as familiar as every kitchen I had ever been in.  They stood together, not side by side, but casually grouped, as though they were posing for a photo. The youngest sat on the bar, […]

Quiet

The hammock swayed gently as I lay in it looking up toward the sky. The sun had already gone down for the evening, giving way to the night. My view of the stars was obstructed by the massive tree branches overhead. Their dark silhouettes stretched out toward one another like hundreds of arms with grasping […]

A Gift

I was headed out to do some yard work. I had such mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I loved being outside and puttering around to make the house look cute. I would definitely rather have been out there doing that than any of the menial tasks that occur inside. On the other hand, […]