a new word

The year rolls over with words clutched to its belly. Some of these words fall, torn confetti at our feet. They are blurred, unreadable, already disappearing into the mulch of things to be let go of. Other words become dust as soon as they are exposed to the air, as if, purpose-served, they simply cease […]

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the boldness of wonder

Parenting requires boldness. It has taken me almost six years and three children to realize this. Pre-parenthood I assumed it required obvious things like patience and this worried me because I’ve never been very interested in developing patience. I was once told never to pray for patience unless I wanted a lot of life lessons that involved being made to wait around. So, instead of […]

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Laughter in the Pillow

Zaviera shrieks and burrows into the blankets. She is two bright eyes and a wild mess of hair. She whimpers. Sol sits up, pushing the covers away, his Little Professor face stern, “Zaviera, you need to shush, we’re trying to say prayers. Stop whining.” “She’s scared Sol,” I explain because this isn’t something he’ll immediately process. He just hears the noise, […]

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Vigil of Clouds

    Vigil of Clouds  (sorry, temporarily taking this down to submit to an anthology in NZ  – wish me luck! I’ve always had a dream of seeing this story written for Noah Ranui find its way into print) Vigil of Clouds first appeared in: http://www.smashwords.com/extreader/read/2942/117/flash-fiction-40-anthology-july-2009

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