The Other Gentleman – A Short Story

****** Susanna’s wedding dress was as lacy and intricate and interwoven as the life she had led. It was made from the most delicate silk and lace in lavish ivory and cream. The trail was the longest anyone had ever seen. As she stood at the alter, her life with Alex, wealthy, handsome Alex, withContinue reading “The Other Gentleman – A Short Story”

‘Wife, Where Art Thou?’ A Sonnet

********** Sonnet #2 Five children, so yea I have some, Yet, a wife and mother I seek thou, to wipe a runny nose and kiss a bruised knee How they would jump with glee, Oh, how my children deserve some fun For their birth mother left without a word! How hard that was on usContinue reading “‘Wife, Where Art Thou?’ A Sonnet”

Your Unique Viewpoint

******** I read recently that the reason the why writers especially the new writer makes so little money (if any at all) is because writing is in itself not a rare commodity. That means many people can and do write. Let’s face it, it doesn’t require high start up costs, just a sheet of paperContinue reading “Your Unique Viewpoint”

An Invisible Woman

********** Warning: Contains adult content and language! Annette Baker hadn’t realized she was that kind of woman until she saw him bounding up the garden path. She hadn’t realized she was any kind of woman at all, she sadly acknowledged. Annette rushed to the front door as Jason Peters pressed the doorbell. She swung itContinue reading “An Invisible Woman”

Two Wise Men

In Celebration of Black History Month (UK) *** Two wise men were sitting on a park bench bickering about this and bickering that. After sometime the conversation grew more serious. Then, one wise man turned to the other and said, ‘What colour is a soul?’ Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! They excaimed simultaneously, before rising, shakingContinue reading “Two Wise Men”

‘Will You Hold My Hand?’

************ Will you hold my hand and glide me the easy way past the shadows, past the pitfalls? Will you hold my hand through the broken hearts? No tumbling waterfalls for me! Rather, the scattered, shattered thoughts of my mind. Will you hold my hand through the dereliction of the colour grey through to theContinue reading “‘Will You Hold My Hand?’”

Kisses for a Smile

*********** Rome, Italy 1550 Six Benedictine monks sat in quiet contemplation having just finished their early evening meal of bread and fish when there was an incessant hammering on the monastery door. All six monks rose as one led by the senior monk father Alfonso Vitale, and made their way calmly but curiously to theContinue reading “Kisses for a Smile”

BLINK!

She watches him striding up the garden path moonlight blazing down on his every footstep, silver grey she steps from behind the curtain – at last! And watches him approach, both rigid with expectation. How long has it been? Does it matter? Now he is here, and she is right there! Her mouth moves toContinue reading “BLINK!”

Stumble

********* I am but a shadow of my former self eyes like slits seeing nothing on the outside. My shoulders hunched, bear the brunt of a wizened body I pass ghost-like through it all… Life has hurled me the book of dreams fulfilled? – Not a chance of dreams dashed that’s about it! I stumbleContinue reading “Stumble”

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