Philosopher, philanthropist, poet, philanderer, paramour and more.
Izzy loved the old barn that he called home. He started most days very much the same way. In the corner, tucked behind some forgotten boxes wrapped in mildewed brown paper. The musky odor attracted moths from time to time which he kept tightly packed for the winter (though they weren't Izzy's "go to" meal). If he had his choice it would be the grasshoppers that only arrived when the human pulled his machines in. As the morning beckoned he knew it was time to check his snares. Whatever was entangled in them always proved to be a delightful breakfast.
The distinct sound of the click-clacking of typewriter keys is what first roused her. A mish-mash in her dream that wrought the attention of how much her body ached; complimented only by the soreness in her face. She strained to open her eyes but only her right eyelid contested the swelling. Her surroundings revealed a room with peach colored walls decorated with decals like rainbows, stars, and little sayings like "Believe" and "Star That Outshines Them All". It was clearly the room of a little girl.
THE WHITE RAVEN
Life gives Death gifts that Death will keep forever. From a very young age death became an incredible influence on my life. From my grandfather when I was three, a series of close friends from the tender ages of eight through twelve. Droves of fairweather friends overdosing and getting into accidents after high school and even up until recently into my late thirties. My mother died of pancreatic cancer this past May. All of these have influenced the darker side of the words I form to express how inspiring the fragility of life can be.
RAIN DATE It started innocently enough, with a little flirtatious behaviour, and the occasional brush as they passed one another. The mutual attraction quickly came to acceptance the night she found him sitting alone behind the shed. It was late, and the day had been long and the heat stifling. The night air had cooled the grass and it was comfortable enough to walk barefoot. He must not of noticed her at first, he was bemused by the stars and the lightening off in the distance. At first she thought to turn around, but then approached quickly like the incoming storm. She touched his shoulder and she could feel how solid he was before he tensed with a start. He invited her to sit beside him, and she began to feel the pace of her heart quicken, but didn't let on.