One hand on the steering wheel, the other fumbling around with her playlist. Beatles. She hit shuffle. A smile crept across her face as the familiar tune streamed out of her speakers. “All you need is love…….all you need is love…..all you need is love….love….love is all you need” She begins tapping along with the beat and singing the words. Her smile brightens as she thinks of her father. She feels the images of her childhood unfurl and jumps back into time. She finds herself back in the body of her 8 year old self who is sitting next to … Continue reading All You Need is Love….is it?
I would like to say this story will be like a fairy tale, filled with princes, masquerades, magic and fairy dust. I will be honest, this will be more like an awkwardly, depressing story that may make you cry or … Continue reading Longest Night
Gabriel met his wife on Christmas Eve. He was seven, and she was eight. He found himself sitting on a bench at a park wondering if Santa was real and if so, could he send him something he really needed. … Continue reading Snowflake Wishes
She swayed slightly while she hummed along to the music. He smiled watching her as she began to sing. He stood up to help her as she tip-toed to get the last ornament on the tree. His arms wrapped around … Continue reading Traditions
The smell of smoke lingered in the air as she blew out the last candle. Darkness draped around them both as she moved about throwing away the cold food. “I am guessing you are pissed off at me again,” he … Continue reading Silence
The shrilling caw of the raven wakes me from unconsciousness. My eyes are open but all around me is darkness. An overwhelming, claustrophobic feeling envelopes me, but as I try to move my hands to my chest, I find the … Continue reading Hell Has No Fury…
Dear Stranger, If you are reading this, you have discovered this post-it tucked in the side of your train seat. I have noticed you sitting here on Monday mornings, sometimes tapping your thigh, sipping from your tea (who brings a … Continue reading Love Notes in a Cup