For Our Children

For Our Children Her tiny body rolls into position on the pink and white patterned mattress. She sighs through her perfect lips...more

Decade (may be NSFW)

It was Thanksgiving night, and the brisk winter air rushed across the back of my neck and I shuddered as I stepped outside. I walked toward the car, and my body grew colder, my anxiety rose. As he got out of the car to open my door, I noticed the street lamp illuminating his handsome face. His beautiful green eyes greeted mine, and he smiled as we kissed hello. I got in the car and looked up to meet his gaze. His smile slowly faded as he crossed back to get in the driver’s seat. I knew it was now or never, and I don’t believe in never....more

The Afternoon Nap, Chapter 4 - The Angel

If I ever needed some winter magic, it would turn out to be today.I had finally made my much-needed trip to the grocery store this morning because the blizzard was arriving later today and my cupboards were empty. I did not even have a crumb to leave for a mouse....more

The End of "Queen for a Day" Or should I say " Thank you for Indulging Me."

Saturday came sooner than Claire hoped. She pulled her sedan up to the front doors of the nursing home right at 9:00 am and without saying hello to anyone, took a straight path to room 14.  Beulah sat perfectly poised in her electric wheelchair and greeted Claire with a chirpy, “Beautiful day for a shopping trip, beautiful day in the neighborhood”. On her head she wore a broad rim hat, tucked under her right arm, a lime green hand bag. Aides had dressed Beulah in a floral skirt, pink top, and white Velcro orthotic shoes....more

The Journey Back

Courtesy of PanaromioD-Day:...more

Short story: Making My Moves

A story I wrote a very long time ago (before Microsoft Word was thought of!). I forget what inspired it, but am sharing it here as part of my daily blogging project.MAKING MY MOVESMama, tell me that story again, the one where you first started to walk.Did you put one foot in front of the other, or did you stand on one spot, willing yourself to move forward?I always loved your hair, the way you pulled it back from your face, inky black, with a scent of chives and garlic. The lipstick which bled in the dimpled smile you kept for best....more

A Cornish Tale - Part 4

It was Councillor Jackson…...more

The War Room

Daily Prompt: Conflictedby michelle w. on November 2, 2013You’re in the middle of a terrible argument, and everyone turns to you to help resolve it. How do you respond? How do you react to conflict?Photographers, artists, poets: show us a CONFLICT________________________________________________...more

The Last Supper

Daily Prompt: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry……for tomorrow we die. The world is ending tomorrow! Tell us about your last dinner — the food, your dining companions, the setting, the conversation.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...more

Bashful Betsy

Daily Prompt: Intense! by michelle w. on November 5, 2013Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal. ~~~~~~~~~~ Following is a short story I wrote back in April for the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge.Betsy deals with a lot of intense feelings in this short story.Bashful Betsy by dmauldin53...more