This Is Nothing

She stared at her coffee cup on the kitchen table. Had an American flag on it waving in the breeze. Blue skies with small clouds painted on the cup as well. Nothing in it; an empty cup. And the television was on in the background. Kelly and Ryan talking about nothing. ‘Cause that’s all there […]

It’s Coming

The waves rolled in from Lake Michigan. Some were white caps while others looked silky smooth. Like God had painted a picture. We sat on the beach watching. Birds flew and swooped down. You could hear them calling out. Hungry for dinner. The sun was going down. Last of the dinosaurs; the birds and us. […]

Zanesville

He couldn’t make it out. The sign above the jukebox, it glowed a neon green. Said somethin’. The letters were hazy; it was a dreamlike state. Stumbling over to the men’s room, the old man placed his hands in his jeans pockets. Pulling his right hand out to push the door open, a ten fell […]

kept on driving

Said she wanted proof that he loved her; more than just a hug and a kiss. Talked ’bout goin’ on some kind of trip with her. Like out to Vegas to get married by Elvis. Stay at some fancy hotel and eat at the best buffets. That’s what she said she wanted. And, he gave […]

Nature’s Promises

We traveled the back woods ‘cross streams and ponds, over hills and what appeared to a boy’s eye to be mountain tops. All the trees were green from summer’s paint job; God’s steady hand on the brush. There was all kinds of animals runnin’ ’round; deer and squirrels, jack rabbits and antelope, a few beavers […]

The Fireplace

There was no fire in the fireplace. Just a cold draft came into the room from the open flue. The wind stirred old ashes ’round and made a tunnel like noise, but, no fire. Wood was stacked neatly on the racks and bundled up newspapers lay under the hickory and cherry wood. Nobody lit a […]

She’s Already Left

There was some kind of mystery to her; could never figure her out. One day she’d be jumping in the lake like a child, while on other days she stayed in her room and wept; balling like a baby wrapped up in a blanket; sometimes she kicked and screamed too. The days with her went […]