Piano Man

  No workout music this morning; continued reading “The Happiness Project” instead. This morning’s first car tune was Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim.” Penned in 1972, I was only 4 years old, and living in Scottsdale, Arizona, driving around in the back of my mom’s brown Ford Pinto. So, in a previous…

Enflamed

At some point, the fire burned so bright and angry inside it seared all that was good, soft, and living inside of her. Hard charcoal embers flicked with fire and sparks ever-oscillating between red, gray, orange, and white. Smoke heaved and billowed from within as soot and ashes settled like snowflakes laying the framework for the ensuing…

water works by @laszlo-photo on flickr.com

14/365: Ripped from the Headlines

January 14 Ripped from the headlines Head to your favorite online news source. Pick an article with a headline that grabs you. Now, write a short story based on the article. Doing this a couple days late… So, I went to the Blaze.com and then AOL, and all of the stuff I saw was junk…absolute junk. My…

10/365: 32 Flavors

January 10 32 flavors Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely Mint Chocolate Chip   by  sea turtle  Memories of my mom keeping me home because I was “sick ” so we could go watch a movie Was I her only friend? I always ended up sick from the guilt of lying But there was nothing better than…