Flashy Friday: Heart-Shaped Toast

David stared at the crustless toast, a half-melted pat of real butter slowly leaking into the crispy fibers of the bread as it slid across the surface so slowly only a stop-motion camera could have caught the movement. He loved butter. He’d bought it a week earlier, and had yet to use it, probably because […]

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Exercise Fantasy

The cold weather made my so sleepy today, my body feeling sluggish as I seriously contemplated eating a bunch of fats to put on some winter weight and settle in for hibernation. After all, that has been my routine for probably the last twenty years. Winter months’ complacency, as the coziness of blankies and slippers […]

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Here I Go Again

If you frequently visit my website, you likely had trouble accessing the pages a few days ago and probably received some trashed up message about the site being suspended (AGAIN). With the post no longer available to point you toward, let me re-explain what happened here. About six weeks ago my husband and I started […]

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Exercise Fantasy

Now that the weather has changed, the humidity and heat finally yielding to the cool and colorful dying days of autumn, the mere thought of exercise doesn’t annoy me near as much as it did just a couple weeks ago. I know it is a necessity, regardless of the weather’s kindness, so I prepared to […]

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Flashy Friday: Tomorrow

“Hey, do you think we could talk for a minute?” She huffed the bangs off her forehead, a display of rainbow color rising upward before settling back in over pale, golden brows. “I’m on my way out.” “I know, honey, but this will just take a minute.” The things he had to tell her would […]

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Flashy Friday: Three

Everything good came in threes; Mama always said that, but Hark seriously doubted her reasoning. Three sons were born before Papa disappeared, not at the same time, but over a course of five years. He took off when the youngest was six and Hark was eleven. He was born first, but Mama said it didn’t […]

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Flashy Friday: The Secret Pages

I have no choice but to leave this with you and ask that you keep it safe for as long as possible. Your life, and the lives of so many others depend upon it. I won’t tell you not to be afraid. You have every right to your fears. Terror breeds vigilance, vigilance will keep […]

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Flashy Friday: The Memory Eater

Exhaustion burns in every muscle, tugging until her bones ache. The quiet hum of the engines should be putting her to sleep, but the underlights lining the cabinet cast a glow like muted, dirty paper across their naked bodies, and she can’t sleep. Can’t stop looking at him, feeling the warmth of his thigh pressed […]

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