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Easy Street?

“Humph. Easy street,” Jackie said as she walked down Meadow Lane.

Jackie finally made it.  She was living on easy street or rather Meadow Lane.   Ever since she was a little girl she had hopes and dreams of living on Meadow Lane.  Anybody and everybody that was somebody lived on Meadow Lane.  And now she’s somebody and lives on Meadow Lane.

Meadow Lane is aptly named because once upon a time it was a meadow.  It’s lined on both sides with the fattest and greenest American Holly evergreen shrubs. Growing on the meadow are a variety of holly trees, rhododendrons, azaleas, and to many wild flowers to name.  It’s absolutely breathtaking.  And of course a few cottage style houses peppered here and there.

Jackie has always wanted live in Mrs. Pearson’s house.  She thought it was the finest thing she had ever seen with its stone and stucco work.  The large bay window that practically took up the left side of the house.  The arched doorways inside and out.  The trellis with ivy growing on it.  Read More…

What Nightmares Are Made Of

WordPress Daily Prompt

You’re having a nightmare, and have to choose between three doors. Pick one, and tell us about what you find on the other side.

The smell of spring was in the air.  Everything was in bloom all at once.  Tulips. Azaleas. Cherry Blossoms. Dogwoods.  Since it was such a beautiful warm spring day, I decided to walk the mile home and hopefully decompress enough to fall straight off to sleep.  It’s never easy to get to sleep after an 18-hour non-stop adrenalin-pumping shift in the ER.   It was perhaps the busiest night we’ve had in the past eight months. Two heart attacks, a stroke, a child who swallowed some common house hold cleaner, a car crash victim, a man who walked in Read More…


Everyone has secrets. Some secrets come out of a sincere desire not to hurt the ones you love the most, while others come about because you’re ashamed, and still yet others come about because you are afraid of how others might judge you. But no matter how a secret comes about they are usually terrible things to bear.

I kept the secret to myself for years, but once I hit my teenage years it became increasingly difficult to hide. Growing up in a very tight knit, Read More…

I Love You

I  remember it like it was yesterday, well maybe not quite like yesterday but definitely not some 21 years ago — the first time someone other than a family member told me, “I love you.”  It came from my first real boyfriend.  I think back on that time and there were actually a lot of firsts during this time in my life.

It was my first year in college and away from the safety net of home and my parents; I had my first real boyfriend, one that actually cared how my day went; my first real kiss that meant something; and of course my first ‘I love you’. Read More…


The pavement was stained red with blood and there was the undeniable stench of decay in the air.

Carl had a morbid curiosity to follow the red stained path.  Sinew and large chunks of flesh were strewn along the pavement,  and each chunk had hundreds of flies buzzing around.   As Carl continued down the path the smell of decay Read More…


367.5 pounds.  400 pounds.  525 pounds.  That was the last time I was actually weighed and the last time I went to the doctor — any doctor for that matter.  My doctor told me that I needed to lose weight and I needed to start right away.  That was two years ago.

Two years ago I could get around — with some degree of difficulty, but I could still get around nonetheless.  Today, I can barely get out of bed and go to the bathroom let alone stand to shower.   Read More…

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