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Fountain at Broadway Tech Centre

Fountain at Broadway Tech Centre

Yesterday I received an email from the company housed in the Broadway Tech Centre campus. I didn’t get the job. Since I really need to land some sort of steady employment soon, this outcome was very disappointing. In the email, the HR person stated that “At this time, we have decided to move forward with […]

Here Be Dragons – Fragment #85

She confesses to herself that she is drawn to Bryant’s smile and blue eyes and the golden kiss of his skin and his hands, with slender fingers, always in motion when he speaks. He is beautiful – she has never been in a serious relationship with anyone so beautiful before. It seems like a miracle, […]

Memories of Maggie

Three weeks ago today, I discovered that Maggie had passed away in September. It’s taken me all this time to write this for several reasons, but mostly because I felt embarrassed that I didn’t know sooner. We lived in the same apartment block, Maggie one floor below me. I can’t remember when she moved in, but […]

Lost Things – Fragment #84

This is the sadness of lost things, she thinks as she stares in the mirror at herself. You don’t recognize them when you finally find them.

Imaginary Friend – Fragment #83

Tony, the alligator, sat in bedazzled rhinestone splendor on the swing beside her. The swing set was a birthday present – her birthday being in February necessitated waiting until spring when the snow had melted before her father spent half a Sunday afternoon putting it together. The poles that formed the frame were a bright […]

Visible into Invisible – Fragment #82

She despises the thought of him, or rather, despises herself for allowing him to treat her in ways that left her scarred and still feeling marginalized even after all this time. In her stories, he appears in various guises – as a character who speaks unkind words; as an anti-hero who is intelligently mean-spirited; as […]

Life after Divorce – Fragment #81

Today, even though the sun shines warm and there are vanilla ice cream clouds floating by overhead, is not a good day emotionally for Mandy. She woke up angry, and now, hurrying to meet Carol for lunch, she’s angry still. Mandy feels afraid of this anger; how it seems to be omnipresent, while she’s fine […]