Keeping things simple, I’ve come to the conclusion there are 3 types of people in life.  Those who understand the system and seek to take advantage of it, seek to game it, for personal gain.   Those who understand the system, but reject it’s inequality and injustice for Others.  And those who are oblivious to […]

She lay on her back floating in the water, Rocking with the currents, Atop golden leaves brushed onto the water’s surface by the sunshine, Floating away into the minutes and hours of the day Forgetful of everything, Her fingers broke the surface, Trailing the turbulence behind, She floated away into the blue. It opened It’s arms to […]

They said, “The peace couldn’t last for too long.”  You could hear the acrid breeze moving through the leaves.  You could see the diseased air stripping the trees. My daughter asked, “Daddy, what does it mean?”  I answered, “Things are about to become scary.  So be wary of the character of strangers you meet.”  Roll […]

She laid her head on her grandmother’s hand and cried. “Gammaw, I don’t want you to die.”  Tears streamed down her face. “I will miss you too baby.  It’s best that we all have to go at some point.  The heart has only so much love in it.  If we all stayed around and never […]

The place is here, the time is now, and the journey into the shadows that we’re about to read could be our journey.  A journey that is not without irony.  I submit for your review, John Michael Jones.  A father of two and a devoted husband.  He’s a guy of average intellect and an above average […]

The day was October, the fifth. The air was crisp and cool. A slight chill sat uncomfortably on the wind, snaking its way around my neck and ears. The windows of the houses were dressed in cotton weave cobwebs and witches hats, while plastic spiders crawled over the sashes. The yards were filled with rows […]

We find ourselves sitting in the waning hours of dusk, speaking softly and optimistically to comfort ourselves.  “Things will be okay, things will be alright.” Rocking back and forth on the front porch, we angle our chairs toward the west to get a view of the setting sun as our hearts fill with dread.  As […]