Thursday Doors: Family Home

Inspired by Thursday Doors, hosted by Norm Frampton. For more interesting doors from all around the globe, check it out. ~~ Taking a recent trip from Hong Kong back to visit family in the US, I can’t seem to shake the feelings of nostalgia that have been awakened. Arriving in Ohio, I was pulled back…

Atonement

Pulling aside the curtain, Mabel gazed into the backyard.  She imagined ghosts of the past filling the chairs around her outdoor table.  Their floating laughter lost in the breeze.  Plans were set into motion at that table.  But there was a cost.  Because of what they did, atonement was required.  Every year they gathered to…

Ends of the World

I set out to travel to the ends of the world.  My friends joined but soon turned back.  It was an arduous trip.  On the final road was a sign compelling me to stop.  I continued.  Around the bend, a wizened old man sat beside the road. He said, “You have a choice.  Return to any point…

Where is Home?

Over the years, I have learned that the true meaning of home is not based on a single dwelling place. Home is a feeling. Home for me is found in the backyard of my granny and grandad’s house, now my mom and dad’s, catching lightning bugs as a little girl with my brothers and sisters….

Evidence

“Do you think we will find the truth?” Excitedly, Ruth answered Ann’s question. “Finding this camera will exonerate my father.” Ruth’s father told her not to waste her life searching for it. Now, her quest was almost over. Carefully transporting the camera to the lab, she dislodged the disc and extracted the data.  Ann gasped, as she…