A Rain Shower In The Park
The park wasn’t crowded, maybe because the clouds came rolling in with a fierce demeanor. The once vivid reflections of trees on the water became dull. With fingers locked together, we strolled along the water’s edge hoping the storm would pass over quietly. The water played with our feet. The waves quickly ran up the beach, then retreated before we could touch it with our toes. Small drops created small circles on the water’s surface. As drops grew larger and faster, we found a table to climb under. I kissed you; you kissed me. We waited out the storm together.
Lies And Tricks
The mirror showed a reflection that wasn’t my own. We were standing inside the entryway to the mysterious haunted house. I told Lucy this wasn’t a good idea, as I was staring at a figure in the full-length mirror that resembled me, but not exactly. I looked older; it didn’t make any sense and it was creepy.
The dock is more crowded than I thought it would be. But this was the best place for a sunset picture. The calm flat water offered a reflective surface like a giant mirror. And the sunset will be gorgeous once the colors of the setting sun hugs the clouds and gets sandwiched between the water and sky.
The Girl Inside
The cabin in the woods had been abandoned for years, but one night, a candle burned in the window. If only Lauren had known that she shouldn’t have been on that road that night. That she shouldn’t have went for that walk with her dog. If only she had stayed home.
I don’t know what it means to be a dad, but I know what it means to have one. It’s picking you up off the ground with a skinned knee and helping you back up onto the bike. It’s helping you with math homework when you just can’t get it. It’s those stern talks when you make bad choices. It’s all the little things and more.
There weren’t always dragons in the valley…at least not until I brought them here. The sun was coming up between the mountains, while a rolling mist danced on top of the lake. The two moons were still visible far off in the distance and the air was cool. The purple sky was always eye-catching in the early hours. The dragons were stretching their wings as they woke. Water sprayed from the backs of some of the ones that were bathing as they shook it off; causing fights among the young ones, who didn’t seem to approve of cold morning baths. The purple sky would fade into a pale orange in about an hour. That’s about the time they would take to the skies to find food and bring it back to the nests. They would return with small living creatures for the whelps, to help teach them the hunt. It was an amazing thing to watch, from a distance of course. You didn’t want to become their breakfast.
The Train Ride Home
After a wonderful day spent together on the grass, under a big tree by the Space Needle, we decided to head home. We found our way to the monorail and took it to the connecting link rail train. We walked to the platform that would take us to our station, where my truck was parked.