Walking into the bathroom, I turned on the faucet.   I watched the water splash against the porcelain.   The drops scurried and hopped about the lip of the drain, reaching for the sides in a nearly desperate attempt to pull themselves up before succumbing to the physics and falling in.  I stood there focused on the […]

“Samaritan…Samaritan?”  She repeated.  Turning my attention away from the door, I wiped the sweat from my hands and walked back toward the bathroom.  “What did you see?”  She asked. Read part 4 here “…I, I saw…”  I was struggling to comprehend what I saw.   “I saw black smoke filled with yellow and hateful eyes.. so […]

Read Part 3 here …Samaritan.   I found myself looking up at the ceiling, with my mouth greedily grasping at the humid, morning air.  “Thank God! It was just a dream…only a dream.”  I muttered into the pillow.  Gathering my wits about me I looked around the room.  It was my bedroom, I was certain.  The […]

Lightning raced across the border of the nighttime sky. The rain poured heavily outside her window. She sat on the bed with knees bent; arms emoting submission, as her garment slid, slowly from her shoulder. Lifting her gaze to look at him, she strained to make out his features or his emotion from his expression […]

“Are you on the toilet?”  She asked. “Um, no…yeah… I’m warming up the seat…It’s almost there…” I said humorously.  “Do you need to use the bathroom?” . She laughed.  “Never mind.” Afterward, I made one more tour through the house to see if the kids were up, moving, and preparing themselves for school.  “C’mon son. […]

  It was bedtime and the kids were bouncing off the walls.  My wife had left the house fifteen minutes earlier.  I yelled up to the second floor from the kitchen. “You all have ten minutes to get your pajamas on and teeth brushed.”  I had pretty much pulled an all-nighter the previous night in […]

Socrates slowly opened his eyes, while lying in the middle of the wreckage.  It was difficult to see anything in the dim light.  But he could hear something moving.  Shhh. Shhh!  Something was with him and moving about the wreckage of the train car.  He strained his eyes, darting them back and forth, always a few seconds […]

Twin silhouettes of geese against a grey sky. Mushrooming umbrellas beneath. Jazz monuments with limp shoulders. Hung heads dressed in black coat and black tie. The bass guitar tripped over the horizon, With the cymbals and drums playing double-time to catch up to the horns. Early morning ushered in the daylight. The amplitude of the […]

There was a knock at the door.   Janelle had arrived for their dinner date.  “Why, hello!”  Janelle said with a bit of shock.  “You must be Charles’ son or something?” “Janelle, stop playing around.” “Charles?” “Yes!  Me!  Charles.” He replied with annoyance.  “Come on in and stop playing around out there.” “But Charles…You look almost […]