Broken Silence

“Momma?” he said to her, softly. “Are you sad? Why are you crying?” She looked upward at him slowly, knowing he wouldn’t understand. “I’m not sad, I’m happy. I’m crying, because I’m happy.” ——————————————————————— He opened his eyes – startled. No matter where his eyes wandered, blackness surrounded him. His sister, a year older, layContinue reading “Broken Silence”

The Trail of Consequence

It was supposed to be a wonderful experience, a new start for Frank. Well into his mid-forties, Frank had allowed a bad lifestyle to take a toll on his health over the years. He felt sick and sluggish, his bones ached and he felt his heaviest at 300 pounds – Not a good thing forContinue reading “The Trail of Consequence”

The Tattooed Man

Samuel stepped through the automatic doors, the cool refreshing air from the AC vents suspended above him hit him like a splash of ice cold water. It was summer outside, the heat dry and scorching – he welcomed the coolness of the fully air-conditioned department store. It was connected to the main mall, it ledContinue reading “The Tattooed Man”

He Sat There

Rodger sat there. The car was still running, cold and idle. The windows showed signs of defrost, but for the most part, icy particles still clung to the surface of the windshield. When he exhaled vapor rose and dissipated into nothingness. There was an eerie silence around him, a sorrowful sadness without a dash ofContinue reading “He Sat There”