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 You may submit an unpublished manuscript of short stories, two or more novellas or a combination of […]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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Rhythmic Nathan

Rhythmic The rhythmic sounds emanating from the main living room drew Emma forward.  There she found Jenna swaying to classical music while humming a modern beat that worked well with the original sounds.  Leaning against the door jam and closed her eyes, she immediately visualizing a room full of dancers undulating to the delightful tempo.  […]

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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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Gallery of Deception

Nathan 151

Everyone was excitedly anticipating their walk in the park, hopping into the limo, their chatter was unending.  First on the agenda was the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture followed by the Museum of Pop Culture and lastly the Seattle Art Museum, a little  ‘something’ for everyone. Emma smiled at Martin who was “on-point” […]

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