Monthly Archives: February 2014

On The Road Again

Tara breathed a sigh of relief as the lock clicked over and James opened the door.  While she enjoyed the exhilaration of their motorcycle trips, nothing could compare with indoor plumbing and a soft bed. James deposited the saddlebags next … Continue reading

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Holding On Forever

Note:  Having a tissue near by might be a good idea. With a single yellow rose, her favorite, Alfred said good-bye to his dearly beloved, Agnes.  For seventy-five years she had been his constant companion, the only girl he ever … Continue reading

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She’s Got The Look

Johannes threw his brush down in frustration.  He finally admitted to himself that the portrait of the merchant’s daughter was not coming out as he had hoped.  The girl’s eyes were simply not alive.  There was nothing at all in … Continue reading

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Never Ending Kiss

It was time.  The glow from outside was becoming more intense.  Mark stepped to the window and pulled back the blackout curtains.  There was still a bit of blue left in the sky and upon the lake, but it was … Continue reading

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Ese’s Shoot and Quote Challenge – Empty

Ese’s challenge for us this week is to explore what is ‘Empty’. Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thought.  Always keep your body filled … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Treasure

Krista at the Daily Post asks “What do you treasure? What’s most important to you?” I have been very blessed in my life to have family and people whom I love and who love me.  I have mementos, large and … Continue reading

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“That looks so cool!” exclaimed Amber. “I know,” answered Tiffany as she looked down at the new tattoo on her hip.  The pink and purple baby dragon smiled back at her in the reflection of the bathroom mirror. “How much … Continue reading

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Dawn came on the wings of the rainbow.  First there was blue; pale and icy.  Then came purple, in the beginning dark and violet but then brightening to an effervescent  raspberry.  Red followed deep and true, but quickly was replaced … Continue reading

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Steve stared at the equipment in the middle of his living room floor.  He just didn’t seem to have the energy to get the karaoke machine, speakers, and music loaded into his van.  Normally, Friday nights were the best; people … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

We were very fortunate overnight in that we did not get a bad dose of freezing rain out in the Gorge where we live.  From my understanding, Portland did get hit pretty hard; so much so they sent out a … Continue reading

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