Gallery of Deception

Nathan 157

Before intermission was over Jim was alerted to Emma’s disappearance.  Martin hurried to his side and whispered in his ear.  Jim was furious.  Jesus Christ!  How did it happen?  When?  He continued questioning Martin who hadn’t witnessed her disappearance until he managed to break through the milling crowd to get to Jim. Taking Jemma’s hand […]

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Quicken

Quicken Amy’s heart quickened when she thought about meeting him again.  Their short liaison had been intensely satisfying, romantically exciting and fulfilling, reaching depths of her soul she hadn’t known existed.  Today they would meet again for the first time in four years since being forced to part as a result of pressure from jobs, […]

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Poetry and Short Fiction Contests

Found these Contests online and thought I’d share them for any interested. Drue Heinz Literature Prize You can win $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press with this prize, awarded for a collection of short fiction. You may submit an unpublished manuscript of short stories, two or more novellas or a combination of […]

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An unescapable prescipice

In her romantic conjuring, the gently falling flakes of crystalline snow captivated with promises of a soft feathery hinterland that quickly turned barren concrete and brick into a make-believe world where untold possibilities awaited. Structure and form softened as the darkly lit world united under a blanket of potential fun transformed everyday sounds into muted […]

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Baby a plethora of uses :)

Baby Lines from well-known songs using “baby” Steve Miller Band, “Keep rocking me baby” Frankie Valli, “I love you baby!” Taylor Swift, “Cause, now baby, we got bad blood” Jeff Beck and the Big town Playboys, “Her name is baby blue” The Supremes, “Baby, baby, baby, don’t leave me” Mac Davis, “Baby don’t get hooked […]

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Knowing.

What a relief!  Knowing is.  It never ceases to surprise me how far the mind will take us in the wrong direction when we don’t have answers.  For instance, unknown aches or sudden and unaccountable pains can lead our mind into territory that is frightening, overwhelming,  allowing us to worry needlessly. Questions about a relationship […]

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Glitter

Glitter Glitz or glam or glitter Sparkle twinkle or shimmer There is a romantic appeal Whether on silk or stiletto heal A sky full of stars that twinkle above Reminiscent of courtly love There certainly is attraction and appeal Even when the occasion seems surreal Glitter captivates imagination and delight Adding something special, it’s a […]

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Translate

Translate Interesting how the lingo has changed Different words used and exchanged Interpreting thoughts and feelings of others While interacting with babies or grandmothers Whether translating the language of youth From the time of that first baby tooth At the supermarket you hear Someone speaking quite near In a language quite foreign to you Trying […]

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Nathan 146

Emma paced.  Inner turmoil in full swing.  It was unlike her.  Jenna watched and waited.  Finally, on her 10th pass,  Jenna asked, “So what you going to do about it?” “About what?” “The reason your pacing.” “Hmm. I’m not sure.” “That’s not like you at all, Emma.  You are one of the most decisive people […]

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