Delilah’s Morning

Delilah shut off her computer and got up and stretched.  Six hours of writing and forgotten meals made her crave something at the 24 hour diner down the street.  Slipping into her sandals and wrapping her thick mane of hair in a huge bun, Delilah grabbed her keys and...

A Better Tomorrow

Tina looked at the address on the mailbox and pulled up the long driveway.  A screen door opened and a silver haired woman waved and hollered, “I’m Betty..You need any help with your things?” Tina pointed to the back of the beat up old van and said,...

Forever And Always

Though the following story is fiction, it is loosely based on true facts. My Aunt Evelyn Nevel and her unborn child, died several years before my birth. Her husband was grief stricken and chose not to stay in touch with our family. It is said that I bear a striking...

The Best Banana

The old woman wrapped the scarf around her neck to keep out the chill as she hobbled down the street, trying hard not to fall on the cracks in the sidewalk. As much as it hurt to walk, she never missed her daily outing. She looked forward to seeing the friendly...

Memories

The woman put her plate down on the table in the darkened room and stared at the empty chairs. She thought she heard laughter but it was her mind playing tricks on her again. The only sound was the washing machine going through its cycles. She closed her eyes…....

The Wedding

Rebecca locked the door to the apartment and walked through the parking lot to get to her car. The air was crisp and cool… Suddenly she found herself wanting to take a long walk not get in the car and fight traffic all the way to the office. “It’s...

The Divine Detour

A Mother and her two little boys are passing through a small mountain town in North Carolina and see a sign for gem mining. The Mother knows that the kids are tired from being cooped up in the car all morning. It would be another hour before they arrived at their...