words

Postcard-sized flash fiction about love, a trusty car and everything in between. And it all starts with an image...

Forever, Until it Isn’t

The day smelled of cut flowers and suntan lotion. The finned ’85 Chevy cut a fine line down the gravel road. Cans of Bud Light bounced off the ground and took flight once we got to the main road....

Graffiti of Time

Coffee Talk With Time

I've been thinking a lot about age lately. Could be that the infamous five-oh has been staring me in the face since February. That's when Time showed up. My birthday wasn't until August but she would flare her red skirt in the shadows of my home,...

Politicians and Zombies

It’s not just about having cases of water or tins of beans; it’s a mindset, a mindset that could save your bacon, said the man who could have been a preacher in a previous life. The blue vein in his temple pulsed as he talked,...

Spin it your own way!

People say there is nothing new under the sun.   I heard this phrase again recently––and I still don't buy it.  I was reminded why I don't buy into this while I watched the Grammy's this month. I'm not usually an award show watcher but this year's show hooked...

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Inspire: How to be the Verb.

I've been thinking about the word ‘inspiration’ lately, even before the calendar flipped over to 2017.  What does the word really mean and how can I find me some? A couple of years ago, I made a list of places and people and things that inspired...

2017 – What’s in a Word?

I've never been a fan of new year's resolutions.  So 5 years ago, I decided to take up a challenge I found on the internet––the one word challenge. The concept is to find a word to take into the new year. One that will give you...

There’s always a reason

Slammed into a cell with a whistling drunk, I couldn't remember if there was a reason to go back. "You best figure it out it boy," the judge said.   But I didn't.   And now, thirteen months, eleven days later, all I have is the dirt on my boots, my car and the dice...

What’s in a Word?

The start of every year has me thinking about words.  Not just any word, one I want to take with me through the year.  One that means something to me alone.  In the past I've chosen some great words with powerful meanings: be, persevere, warrior,...