The Last Sunset/Glimmer #writephoto

Another sunset.  Another day over.  Tomorrow was another day and another sunset.  Life seemed to her life the recycling of days, each going as quickly as the other.  Twenty-four hours no longer seemed enough to accomplish all the things you wanted to.  And the older one got, the shorter the days.  There were times when…

The Marina

Every time she went into the living room, she paused in front of the framed photo of the marina she used to frequent with her childhood friend, Grayson.  After supper, they used to race down there to watch them raise the bridge and the ships pass underneath.  She always feared that the bridge would come…

Waiting for Irene

Yannis sat outside of Guess, enjoying the sunshine.  He preferred to do that rather than go traipsing about the mall with Irene.  He wondered how long it would take her to buy a couple of blouses and skirts.  Why did women take so long to shop for everything?  Men walk in, find what they want,…

Simply, Julia

I sat there, listening to Professor Whitmore give an in depth and rather rousing presentation on Africa’s poaching crisis.  Being an animal lover, I was appalled to hear the ghastly reasons why rhinos, gorillas, elephants and other animals were killed.  They are slaughtered for a single body part such as tusks, pelt or tbones which…

Life For Vince

Vince paused to wipe the perspiration from his forehead. He was tired of this stinking job. He wanted something better and which paid more. He wanted to be like those fellows who had fancy jobs which made it possible for them to drive fancy cars and have fancy women. He had a woman too–Jo, his…

Mr. Farnsworth

  “What’s the matter, Father?” Eleanor asked.  They were in his study. “I’ve news of Mr. Farnsworth.” Eleanor’s heart began to race.  “What news have you of my intended?” “Your intended is a blaggart!” “Father, how could you say such a thing!” “Your Mr. Farnsworth’s betrothed to another.” “No,” she protested.  “It isn’t true.” He…

Pegasus’ Request

One day, Pegasus appeared before Zeus, the king of the gods.  “Your Majesty, I have a request.” Zeus replied, “What is your request?” “Please turn me into a lion so that I can be king of the beasts.” Zeus thought about it for a moment and then asked, “If I make you king of the…

The Invitation

  Janette sat in the orchestra section of the opera house, gazing at the stage set which consisted of a small town in Italy with steps leading up to a square where the townspeople were going about their business.  The atmosphere around her was one of excited expectancy.  Everyone was anxiously looking forward to what…

My Champion/Faraway #writephoto

As I stood there gazing at the tranquil water which seemed to stretch endlessly, I thought about my mother.  The Parkinson’s was advancing and the dementia was setting in.  It’s tough seeing her so frail and hunched over in the wheelchair, wearing a bib because of the drooling.  It’s hard to reconcile this woman with…

Professor

“What are you doing, Professor?” Marcia asked as she watched him placed seashells on top of yellow stickies.  He was her next door neighbor, a widower with two adult children.  She enjoyed spending time with him because he was always doing interesting things like whittling, calligraphy and painting. “I’m cataloguing these shells.” She picked up…