Just a twentysomething Midwest girl with a story to tell.
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The Sea and Me
The damp sea air blew across the surface of the water and up into my sails as the dawn sun peaked above the horizon. A large cargo ship in the distance looked to be the size of a child’s tub toy. I knew it was heading my way and I would need to get a move on. The red hues melted in the sky, slowly rising high above me. I looked to my left and smiled.
Everything My Mother Did Wrong
An open home to whoever, warm and inviting. Those in need were always welcome. A menagerie of animals befallen misfortune,
An Afternoon in Autumn
Crunching through the chilled streets the cold dark concrete covered with the fallen leaves of autumn. Kicking up the crisp fiery hues as I walk,
What am I supposed to do now? It’s all over, After months of late nights together Huddled in the living room, Letting the hours fade into morning.
The curtains flutter as a pocket of wind comes in wisps. The smell of freshly cut grass and the rain wafts into the room.
Power Outage On a cold December morning with a quiet chill in the air, some ice knocked out the power forcing him into despair.
The fly lies on its back, legs flailing helplessly It spins across the smooth surface of my desk desperate to flip back onto its feet.
The Sweetest Taste
I noticed him the moment he entered the restaurant. His striking features matched that of the description my sister had given me. Sandy blond hair, piercing ice blue eyes, and a smile that would make any woman melt. He was handsome for sure, but it was his outward confidence that really caught my eye. I watched as he swooned the young hostess, her face flushed as she pointed in my direction. He gave her a devilish smile and headed my way. I sat up straight, fixing my satin black dress as I adjusted my seat.