SWIPPS...My sweet hubby Bob's family has had a long standing tradition of allowing the member having a birthday, to select the menu for their birthday dinner. With this in mind, when our daughter Lindsay was just a few months from being 3 years old, I asked her what she thought that Daddy might like for his birthday dinner, the following evening.SWIPPS...2 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Lindsay exuberantly replied "Swipps"!
I stared in over-worked mom confusion, and said "Baby, what are you talking about? What are swipps"?
"SWIPPS"! she replied. "Daddy likes them"!
I reluctantly replied "Golly, I wish I knew what you were talking about..."
Later that day, I needed to pick up a few th
Beach Shades... LOLBeach Shades... LOL5 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The sky is again a charcoal grey...
It is a dreary, yucky looking winter's day!
Time to pull down the backlit beach scene shades...
or just hop a plane and run away! :evillaugh:
Alone In The DarkAlone In The Dark4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There are days
when I feel
all the colors
have drained away
and I float
on a lake
of pristine glass
beneath a sky
bereft of meaning
and regrets flutter
like desperate wings
against the walls
of boxed memories
all treasured tokens
adrift and alone
in the dark...
SleepNight creeps in silentlySleep4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As sleep checks out.
Darkened circles, a bullseye
Contrasting green hues.
Cancer OneI don't knowCancer One4 years ago in Other More Like This
what it is like
to have cancer
or go through
But I do know
this: I am the
person who has
to watch you fight
All the while
for not being
able to help you
or lessen the pain.
All I can
offer is my
love and I
hope that is
enough for you.
April SkyApril Sky2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The muscles in her arms tensed with every grip on the metal chains of the swing. With her legs outstretched she leaned backward feeling the wind flow through her pixie cut and billow out her bright red tunic. The sky was broken apart by branches of a leafy tree. Through the leaves she saw the sky's soft puffy pastel clouds start to darken against a purple blue canvas. The winter had been long and cold, but this April day was what she had been waiting for. All through the day the sun had danced upon her fair skin. Its golden traces had left their glowing mark and she smiled. Her mind found freedom in fond thoughts of an evening's lemonade; ear
Death AwakeningDeath Awakening5 years ago in Other More Like This
The light from my eyes is fading.
I've shed all the tears I could.
I don't see the point in staying.
I don't have a reason why I should.
I feel my heart breaking.
And my faith I'm letting go.
This fantasy I have been creating
is nothing more than a silly show.
I wait for the cold to overtake me,
where my time is done.
And the sounds and images I no longer see
And my fate then shall have begun.
8:35 PM 9/25/06
Forest Walker, Chapter 11Chapter Eleven:Forest Walker, Chapter 115 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
I woke up, surprised to find Zorsane still beside me. He was awake, and studying me with his brown eyes. He nudged me upon seeing that I was awake.
"Good morning," he said kindly, blowing softly on my cheek. "I've found you some breakfast."
He pushed a small pile of apples towards me and it was all I could do to keep from laughing. I hugged his neck, and then sat up, taking an apple.
"I thought you said you might have to leave?" I said, taking a bite of the apple.
He nodded sagely. "So I did. I left and returned while you slept. It was a difficult decision, but I left a barrier on the cave entrance before I left so that n
Forest Walker: Chapter 9Chapter 9:Forest Walker: Chapter 95 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
I walked into the cave once the horse had signified that he would stay with me. I had never been fond of dark places, especially dark places I had never been before. I let my eyes adjust to the dim light and found a small alcove where the wall of the cave was naturally indented. I crawled into the small space, supporting my head with my arms, and curled into a tight but comfortable position. I sighed as I watched the horse lower himself to the ground.
Oh, horse thank you for being so kind to me, I said, studying the horses face. I know it must be tiresome for you, but I truly appreciate it.
Story Prompt 37- Eyes37. EyesStory Prompt 37- Eyes5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The full moon shone down on her path making it unusually bright. The leaves glistened from a recent short rainfall, and the forest ground was soft and springy, making it seem at some points like she was never really even touching down on the ground. Flying away, getting away. She was running from her fear, her only fear. The
Luella! Luella, come back!
No! She had to keep going. She had to! If she didnt the
He just didnt understand! If he had only seen what she had seen, he would understand! He would know why she suddenly had to take flight. He wouldnt
Forest Walker: Araina ch. 1The sun had not yet risen when I was escorted down to the dock. I thought it was still night until I asked the man who was going to be my protector. He told me that it was day, but dawn had not yet come.Forest Walker: Araina ch. 15 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
I was being sent to deliver a message of diplomacy; I was the daughter of an island lord and we were eager to ally ourselves with some other local nations. I was worried, though. Despite the offer of peace I was to share, this was to be my first journey on my own. My guardian, Anthos, was kind, but he was a man. I would not be totally comfortable until I was in the company of women again.
"Anthos," I said to him, staring anxiously out to se