Do-Over

Six Sentence Stories

Streams of consciousness come from all quarters,

Hurrying to create a sense of balance,

To find peace in some blessed gathering place.

Our origins are underground, but

We tumble down waterfalls,

Stretch and roll along shores both verdant and blasted,

Before resting in an ocean

That may need to cover the entire world before the end times. Continue reading

Winter Retreat

Fox Hunt by Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer 1893

The falling snow piled around his hut, the shelter he’d built at the edge of the woods, from stone and fallen trees, meadow grass and mud, the retreat that was far enough away from the Hold that he rarely got visitors, but near enough that he could watch the lights wink out in the north tower when the weather was clear. Continue reading

Comfort Cooking

Yellow autumn leaves

Credit: Dreamstime.com

Bok choy and thin-sliced carrots, a bit past their freshness date, sizzled in the pan. She sniffed the aromas of sesame oil, lime, and Moroccan baked tofu. The sharp scent of sliced onion softened, long layers relaxing, rolling and shining over her cooking spoon. Continue reading