Monthly Archives: July 2016

True Beauty

“Beautiful is as beautiful does,” my mother used to say. “Beauty is only skin deep,” she sometimes added, or “Beauty is the eye of the beholder.” It was the beauty without that fascinated me when I was young. Not beautiful … Continue reading

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One Battle in the War

He waited, beneath green shadow hunkered weapons sharp and ready to plunge into a soft, unwary neck. Quiet, still he waited as she strolled closer, closer. He could smell her, feel her hips swaying, light steps innocent. He could taste … Continue reading

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News from Railey Ridge

News from Railey Ridge The squirrel has been at the bird feeder again, scattering sunflower seeds for the doves to peck on the ground and the ants to carry the leavings away. Some seeds will be blown on the breeze … Continue reading

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What’s That Smell?

What’s that smell? Damp basements, mold, rotting food, drying mud, smoke from campfires and grills as those who lost everything make do the best they can. They camp in tents, wear boots all day, watch for snakes, tear down beloved homes, … Continue reading

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Heart Seeker

I see into your heart. I know your longing, your anger, your grieving, your immense thirst. I know these all. Each stab of joy, each shiver of shame, each prickle of guilt, each pinch of remorse and all of your … Continue reading

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