Thursday Doors: Postscript CNY Photos!

On another trip to Macau, PRC, two days ago with my son, I was delighted to see their Chinese New Year decorations were still up!  I know the holiday is over, but I wanted to share these anyway.       This post is inspired by Thursday Doors, created by Norm Frampton. For more doors from…

Remember

I can’t recall the accident. The night my car stalled on the tracks. Surfacing from a deep slumber, the doctor told me I had slept for nearly two months. I woke as a newborn. My mind a blank slate. The people gathered gaze at me. They expect me to know them. I do not. He…

Banished

Ralph laughed.  “They locked you away because they think you’re crazy.” Abigail shuddered.  Cynthia skipped across the dayroom and embraced her.  An attendant in white stood watching.  She whispered in Abigail’s ear. “Don’t let him hurt you.  You don’t deserve it.” Abigail glanced to the side but Ralph was gone. Had Cynthia seen him?! No…

Shadows

They journeyed through the day. “Are we almost there, father?” “We will be soon, son.” As dusk dimmed the sky, a golden ember glowed in the distance.  They headed for the beacon of safety from the dark.  Fire the only weapon against the shadows of the night.  Many days of journey and nights by the fire…

Princess

My parents waited a long time to have me.  They wanted a child born in the most auspicious year of the dragon.  It was 1988.  The double eights were especially lucky too.  They hoped for a boy.  I was born a girl.  As a small child riding in the front seat of my baba’s taxi,…