The Long Walk (154 Words) “Are we there yet?” said the littlest gnome. There was no immediate answer. The gnomes walked much as they had walked for many months, slow and patient. “No,” said the leader. “There are still miles to go yet.” The littlest gnome stumbled. She was tired, so tired. “I don’t wantContinue reading “The Long Walk”
Song of the Roamer (78 Words) Where are you going So far from your home What are you seeking And why do you roam
Noise (84 Words) The traffic starts At six a.m. At five o’ clock It starts again The noise and rush is no surprise The world is quiet in your eyes.
All the Reward (254 Words) Her hands shook. She scraped the tough skin from the root, then cut the inner meat into thin circles. The pot was already boiling when she added the root. It was one chance in a thousand, but they had tried everything else. She watched the plant fibers melt and disperse.Continue reading “All the Reward”
It’s the Eyes (99 Words) There was no mistaking her pursed lips. It was always dangerous when she frowned at her own work. But for the last week, Annie hadn’t looked at her sketchbook any other way. He asked what was the matter. It was an innocent question. He didn’t expect to be confronted withContinue reading “It’s the Eyes”
The Remedy (99 Words) He hadn’t wanted her to see. It was inevitable that she should. In his mind he had pictured her reaction, imagining a thousand teasing quips—“I always said you were the handsome one”—but when she came in his humor failed. He saw her shock and it brought the walls down around him.
Red Roses (99 Words) Clair had never liked red roses. They seemed to her too garish. Anyway there wasn’t much to be lost our gained in philosophizing over flowers, so Clair never really thought twice about whether she liked red roses or not until that roadside walk.
After the Adventure (99 Words) She found him sleeping. The sun through the leaves warmed his skin in green and gold light, his long lashes casting shadows across his cheek.
To L– How often is it said that life’s a dream And we the leaf-light drifters in its wake Who spin by winds on ripples made of “seems,” The visions Heaven breathes for our soul’s sake: A world caught in a water-drop we see That shines for one brief moment like a star Within thisContinue reading “To L–”
Once upon a time, there was a man called Job. And one day, Job bought a lottery ticket. Now, Job did not do this thing because he was a lazy or a greedy man. Job simply felt, as many do, that he should be provided for without having to labor and earn his breadContinue reading “JOB: A FAIRY TALE OF GOD, SATAN, AND US”