Thirst And Desire

I heard the raucous voices in the back room of the warehouse—four men playing poker. A beer sat on the table adjacent to each man’s hand to quench their thirst. Fluids quench our thirst—water being the most essential. But, for some, thirst is never satisfied by conventional means. Hiding behind a stack of crates, I... Continue Reading →

Freefall

What is life if death doesn’t exist? No matter what happens to me, I never die. Lately, I wish for death, but then I see the flowers grow, the sun setting behind a mountain, and birds flying. I hoped for two things in my life; freedom from worry and a long, happy life. The town... Continue Reading →

Coffee Shop Magic

Myrtle stepped off the city bus and was careful not to trip over her cane. Her 86-year-old body was brittle and worn from a long but exciting life. Months of staying inside began to tear down her mental health. The four walls of her apartment only seemed to exasperate her loneliness for people. Her husband,... Continue Reading →

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