Monthly Archives: June 2016

Whatever Happens, Happens

The day unfurled like a blank scroll waiting to be written; waiting to record my future. I lifted the quill and began to write in prayer. Our Father’s and Hail Mary’s preluded a discussion with God – asking for the … Continue reading

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Panic Attack

It has been months since I’ve had a panic attack. Months since being gripped in an irrational paralyzing terror. Today, at the worst possible moment, I found myself in the agonizing throes of fear, anxiety, and panic. This morning I had a … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary

It began with a dare. A stupid, stupid, dare. We were all adults, but there I was locked in the bathroom. Three lit candles illuminating the room with just enough light to make the darkness visible. Water rushed from the faucet; the conduit … Continue reading

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Writing Station

I work for a living to support my family. I live, like so many, on a tight budget. Months ago my laptop went up in a literal puff of smoke. As a result I have been writing from my phone … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Authors: Mentors and Writing

Dear Authors, Extraordinary men and women who have accomplished what I have only dreamed to do since I was in the fourth grade, I have a question. Do you have a mentor? More than a fellow author you admire, but … Continue reading

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Piercing the Veil Pt. 2

It was a short drive to the Mount Shasta City Lodge, a tired two story unkempt motel complete with an unmarked gravel parking lot littered with weeds. On either story stretched rows of identical chocolate colored doors standing out against … Continue reading

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Piercing the Veil

“I had no idea!” Ivan was pacing back and forth in the room. His heavy boots sounding off the wooden floorboards. “Me either. I can’t figure out why I didn’t sense it. No triggering alarms – nothing screaming in my head … Continue reading

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The Long Walk

Like much of the house the narrow stairway was made of solid stone. On either side of him roughly hewn stone walls followed his spiraled descent. Bare bulbs hung over head every few feet providing just enough light to see … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Entering the home was like stepping into another world.  An archaic chandelier meant to hold candles hung several feet above his head. Stone archways stretched towards impossibly high ceilings leading down a short distance to the main living area of the … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

We are a melting pot. A mixture of cultures, ideas, values, beliefs, religions. Our differences make us unique and ought make us the greatest country on earth as we draw together as a community for the greater good of our … Continue reading

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Drive Down Memory Lane

Echo followed behind Ivan and Jack as they drove through town. Not much had changed in his time away. Several shops and restaurants had been added to the landscape, but their arrival came at the departure of older businesses; less a … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

An explosion of thunder cut across the morning sky heralding the percussion of heavy falling rain drumming around Echo’s car. He stirred in the driver’s side seat blinking away the horrific images of blood and fire which pursued him through … Continue reading

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