She said she was just tired of being alone – and then he came into her life and made her happier than she’d ever been – and she said yes to him, despite the fact that he didn’t share her beliefs. He said he just wasn’t happy with his wife of twenty-some years anymore, so… Continue reading Would We Be Happy Rather than Holy?
I read in a book recently about people striving for affirmation because they didn’t get that from their fathers when they were young. The exact quote was, “When your dad yet again fails to register any appreciation for an accomplishment that means a lot to you, remind yourself what his dad must have been like”… Continue reading When a Girl is Loved by Her Daddy
Six years ago, almost to the day, I originally posted this short story on Facebook. A writer friend and I had a tradition of finding a picture and both writing a story to it – and it was always fascinating to see how differently we interpreted the picture. This one, however, I think was the… Continue reading Collecting Pieces of Home
Jack eased himself into his mezzanine seat of C20, the quiet drone of a pre-show audience filling his ears. He shrugged off his outer coat, smoothing down the sleeves of his sport coat and wiggling his tie ever so slightly looser. He glanced at the program in his hands, then shook his head at himself… Continue reading The Girl Alone in B18
Last year, I wrote a blog post about how twenty-eighteen was going to be the relationship year. I had never picked a word that I wanted to define my new year – something that I wanted to remember, focus on and pursue. But at the start of last year, relationships became of utmost value to… Continue reading Twenty-Nineteen: The Faithfulness Year