Timeshifter

It was time for her children to return from school.  Walking toward the front door, Lydia glanced at the mirror which hung in the hall. Instead of seeing her reflection, an image appeared of the ramshackle house she grew up in.  It had been demolished years before.  Moving closer to the mirror, she spied a…

Resting Place

Lily’s father placed a basket amongst the grass beside the river.  Lily felt her mother’s hand holding onto hers.  The lights danced along the river. “Why so many, father?” “Each light is the soul of a warrior who gave their life. They are making their way to their final rest at the end of the river.”…

Millionth Monday

One more shot of whiskey. One more pill to swallow. I can quit anytime. Until the pain rushes in.   “No more self-help books, just do it.” He gives me another chance. I can quit anytime. Until I remember what I long to forget.   “This isn’t what I signed up for.” He shouts as…

Thursday Doors: Be

After visiting with a long-time friend, I hadn’t seen in years, I wandered through the malls in Tsim Tsa Tsui waiting for my daughter to get off work.  I’m not much of a shopper, so instead, I looked around for interesting doors.  I didn’t find what I was looking for, exactly, but found what I…

Thursday Doors: Back to Mongolia

It’s been six years since I traveled from Hong Kong to Outer Mongolia.  Arriving at Chinggis Khaan Airport, long-time friends waited in the concourse to welcome me back to Mongolia.  The wonderful reunions made me wonder why I stayed away so long.  The people are incredible and the land is amazing. Besides seeing friends, one…

Sacrifice

Tuya saunters through the grass watching the herds grazing.  Her daughter, Sarnai, gleefully dances along beside her. “Mommy, I’m hungry,” yanks Tuya from her dream.  The cruel winter had taken their herds and her husband.  She and her daughter were forced to move to the city.  With little money, Tuya must choose; buy food or…