I Completed My Family

There’s good reason why she does not talk about it and, if ever she does, why it is difficult to do so. I understand her and my father. And I do not blame my parents or question their silence. So I asked only once and never again.

Smart in a Stupid Way

On one edge, I up my game: clothes, hair, smarts. I use basically every are I have. I become a shinier, cleaner, proper version of me. Then there is the other edge. I act different from who I usually am. Though recognizable, yet somehow strange: louder, brasher, and stranger.

If I Said (Colin Blunstone) | Daily Prompt: By Heart

You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind? If I said I loved you would it be so bad? Why should it change all that…

Torture of Four Years | Daily Prompt: With or Without You

Tell us about the time you threw down the gauntlet and drew the proverbial line in the sand by giving someone an ultimatum. If you’ve never handed out an ultimatum but secretly wanted to, describe the scene and what you would say to put an end (one way or another) to an untenable situation. I…