A Startling Discovery

After some hesitation, she ventured into the cave.  When her eyes adjusted to the darkness, they traveled over the algae covered walls and ceiling before alighting on a man kneeling beside a woman’s body. 34 Words Photo by Unsplash This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.

Porto Novo & Portland

It was a beautiful Sunday morning and Ede and Hank were in Porto Novo having lunch. "I spoke to my mother last night. She asked me if I would be spending Christmas in Portland with her." "What's Christmas like in Portland?" "Very festive. You have the Revels Show with singing, dancing, juggling, and poetry as …

Finding Nata

Nata. Dakar. The date.  These were scrawled at the back of the photo I held in my hand.  I found it among my brother’s belongings.  An intrepid missionary, he had traveled to Senegal to share the Gospel.  He died shortly after his return.  Who was Nata?  Finding Nata soon became an obsession. 52 Words

Women Astronomers

This painting of a young woman looking through a telescope is by Pietro Rotari, an Italian painter of the Baroque period.  He was born in Verona.  His career took him from place and he died in 1762 at the age of 55 in St Petersburg where he had traveled to paint for the Russian court. …

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 …

Chalise

I've tried to get every single memory of you out of my mind but it is like trying not to breathe.  You are all I think about.  Yours is the only face I see or want to see.  You are my past but I still want you to be my present and my future.  This …

I Still Enjoy Good Food but…

I was a gourmand.  Food was my obsession.  I gorged on it every chance I got.  Whenever I traveled, I preferred to pop into the different restaurants and enjoying the different cuisines than go sightseeing.  My friends and family stopped going abroad with me because I always wanted to stop somewhere to eat when they …

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