All Good Things

Originally posted on Muddling Through My Middle Age:
It seemed to me that this past Winter was especially hard.  My home town was spared the horrible blizzards that devastated other parts of the Midwest, but our Winter was still made up of months of very cold temperatures and too much snow and ice.  I don’t…

Tsunami

Izzy skipped along the sand. She dashed into the water and was chased back out by waves tumbling to the shore. Her mother, Juna, smiled at the soaked and delighted Izzy. Juna’s husband and son slumbered in a bungalow down the beach. As she watched her daughter, the water receded, exposing the ocean floor. Fish…

Pass Over

Shaking snow from his boots, Joseph took his place behind the counter. Francine waited for him.  “It’s time to leave.” Joseph sighed, they’d had this conversation before.  After their children left for another kind of life, they poured their lives into the shop.  The customers were their neighbors and friends.  But, they were all gone…

Escape

Skipping along the stone street, I glance behind me.  My mama and papa smile at me and my heart soars.  A little boy dressed in tattered clothes sits on the curb in front of my house.  He opens his mouth and screams. I frantically look toward my parents, who fade away as I jolt awake. Luotian…

First Frost

Aylsa promised him she would leave that life behind. But, what would it hurt to help?  She entered the forest as the temperature rose with the sun and the frost began to melt.  Droplets dislodged from pine needles and fell toward the forest floor.  She dove to catch as many as she could.  For each…