Powerball – What you won’t hear in the news

I live next to a liquor store where an old man sleeps. He’s outdoors most mornings in the fog that I can barely stand without my piping mug of coffee and full-blast defroster I use to thaw my body and mind. At night, I notice him, too. He’s almost always drunk under the flickering of …

Anastasia – A Tragedy

What did you think, Nastya, when you looked into the courtyard? Were you surprised to see the promise of Spring matured into Summer? Did your heart lift at the sight of the clear blue sky, and birds flying above the rooftops, or did your darkest thoughts return when you saw the decrepit wooden door which …

Insanity

Insanity How do you say sorry to the one who chose to hurt you because your mere existence caused them pain? Can you make amends with someone who you’ll never call a good friend because your wrath is stronger than your shame? My rage and guilt are sweethearts holding hands beneath the black stars of …

Things That are True pt2

The phrase “God is good- all the time; all the time- God is good” is really the most true when it’s the most difficult to say. It’s true, I know it is.  But it’s a lot harder to believe when you’re losing a loved one, or suffering through a sickness, or struggling financially, or struggling …

Little Boys

Puddles of mud and sticky goo Blackened eyes and bloody lips Sweaty wrestling mats and stinky uniforms Bike wheelies and stock car races Matchbox cars and Marvel comics Temper tantrums and cracking voices Endless appetites and stink-bomb farts Heartfelt prayers and off-the-wall comments Millions of nuzzles, hugs, and kisses Little boys and moms who love …

Blue

Blue had a bad attitude and an even worse temper.  He had a rock throwing, screaming, stick chasing temper and an attitude of arrogance that was legendary.  Blue believed that the world revolved around him and everybody else was there by permission.  Some blamed Blue’s disposition on his limited diet.  He could only eat certain …

Blue pt2 – The Party

We last saw Blue leaving Travis frightened because he had told an unstable Blue that he was not invited to a neighborhood party.  Blue was not invited because he had ruined every event he attended due to his bad behavior and lack of social graces.  Travis, realizing the repercussions from divulging this secret, decided to …