Last Plant

The ground was scorched and all plant-life died.  Arrangements were made to leave the planet.  An older couple prepared.  The wife packed what she could though not nearly everything she wanted.  She tidied her house and said goodbye.  She’d lived there since her birth.  The husband organized his beloved gardening tools, then secured the shed….

Travel Boots

Years passed in only one day.  He replaced the boots on the stone wall where he had borrowed them that morning.  He left a note for the owner: Thank you for the boots, though I didn’t ask permission.  I’m sorry for the duct tape.  They wore out a bit from miles of travel, over years…

Bright Lights

Her mama cried, her daddy begged her to stay.  But she was talented.  That’s what the man said, “I can make you famous.”  He met her at the bus station.  Excited, she asked, “When do we get to work?”  He said, “I want to show you the bright lights of the city first.”  She squealed…

Magic Forest

Juna entered the magic forest, making her way to the wizard’s cottage.  When the wizard answered the door, she pleaded, “Mama needs healing.” The wizard handed Juna a vial of Phoenix tears and said, “Have her drink this and she’ll be healed.  But, there is a cost for magic. You must return and live in…

Thursday Doors: Macau

Macau was a Portuguese territory from 1887 – 1999 when it was handed over to China.  My family and I lived in Macau in the late nineties.  In the fall of 1999, we watched the celebratory parade and military vehicles roll in.  The Chinese people of Macau stood along the streets, waving a People’s Republic…