My educational background beyond the traditional, public schools includes an Associate of Mechanical Drafting and a Bachelor of Psychology. After being a numbers person for half my life, unfortunate circumstances put me on a fine arts path.
Julia bolted around the corner then made a sharp turn into an alleyway. She couldn’t hear his pounding footsteps any longer, but this didn’t slow her pace. She darted out from the shadows to a large, moonlit, metal door set in the high, concrete wall opposite her. She pushed on the door, and it opened enough for her to squeeze her thin body through.
- Runner-Up in Time Capsule Haiku Challenge
Time around a wrist. No longer moves past the hours. A passing away.
A Chance Not Taken
When the news broke that Princess Kelly was killed in a car accident, Melissa’s hope of being reunited with David shone through her sadness and disappointment like a lighthouse finding a ship lost at sea. Her love for him blossomed once again in her heart. She hadn’t spoken to him since the day he broke up with her and announced his engagement to Kelly. She had tried to run from the heartache by moving to America, and he had pleaded with her to stay and be his mistress, but she’d refused. She knew he still loved her. His eyes couldn’t deny the light she’d brought to them that spring afternoon when they stopped on the stone bridge under the flowering wisteria trees to share their first kiss.
The Mystery Box
When Olivia stepped out onto the front porch, dressed for her morning jog, she noticed a slim, rectangular box setting near the welcome mat. She didn’t remember ordering anything and checked the shipping label. It was addressed to her. She picked up the box and went back inside. After setting the package on the kitchen island, she peeled away the tape. Her hand flew to her heart, and she gasped when she saw the photo of her husband kissing another woman.