Keep Your Heart

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.  Let your eyes look straight ahead,And your eyelids look right before you.  Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established.  Do not turn to the right …

Laird Reveals the Ugly Truth

"Laird, I need to talk to you about your sister," Mr. Pendlebury said. They were in Laird's flat, sitting at the dining table. Martina wasn't there. She had gone shopping with her mother. Laird was really not in the mood to talk about Antonia. "What about her?" he asked dispassionately. "She's in a really bad …

Pain and Pasta

The warmth of the water soothed his aching bones.  His joints were sore after the workout.  He should have just done a warm up and a couple of stretches then light weights.  No, for some inexplicable reason, he decided to do something new and now he was suffering for it.  He closed his eyes and …

The Senior Party

The sun was setting when Shiloh arrived at the school. The parking lot was filled with cars and cars were coming and going as parents dropped their teenagers off at the front of the building. Her father gave her and with her friends Carla, Patricia and Dawn a ride over. "I'll pick you up at …

Boris’ Lunch Invitation

Boris returned the ring. Fortunately for him, he had bought it from a reputable jeweler who offered him a decent return policy. He got a full refund because it was a non-custom ring. He wished he hadn't bought the damned thing. And he wished he'd never met Cate Hardwicke. He tried not to think about …

Do Nothing?

“As a sentient being, I find it extremely difficult to understand how a mother can treat her daughter so atrociously.” “It’s none of our business, Virginia.” “Mother, put yourself in that girl’s shoes.  How would you feel if grandmother treated you like that?” “There’s nothing we can do about it.” “So, we just keep silent …

What Gives?

His behavior continued to perplex her.  Why was he acting as if he didn’t want to be around her?  This had been going on for weeks now.  What changed?  She had to find out. She marched over to his desk.  “We need to talk.” “Now?” “Yes.” “Fine.” They went somewhere private.  “Why are you acting …

I Can’t Change Him

He’s my husband and I’m still madly in love with him but I can’t take his imperious behavior any longer.  There were signs of it before we got married but I foolishly thought that it would pass or that I could change him.  How many times have we been told that we can’t change someone?  …

The Tragedy of Divorce

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind - Shannon L. Adler I thought that when George and I tied the knot twenty years ago, it was for keeps.  Was I naive …

Danny

I stood before the shed where they found my friend, Danny. We used to hang out every day, daydreaming about how we were going to change the world.  He wanted to be a lawyer for the poor and disadvantaged while I dreamed of being a social worker. Danny was more than a friend to me.  …

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