Tales From Behind A Dusty Window

via Daily Prompt: Quill This is a story that will be well told, I know it; but a sadness engulfs me because I will never know it. There is a distance and space between me and the writer, a barricade of tar and gravel that I am not allowed to cross. A unseen boundary that…

Open Letter To My Father

Originally posted on Forward With Faltering Steps:
Dear Dad, This letter is an act of remembering. I think of you as a person thinks of a sweet scent that he has smelled briefly only once and  yearns for because he will never smell it again. All I am left with are weak traces of what…

An Illusion of Choice

The realtor said with a smile as wide as her outstretched arms: “Look! You have so much choice and options, take your pick.” I looked carefully, from side to side and asked, “Are they not all the same width and height? Do they not have the same functionality and number of rooms? Is there any…

Freedom or Independence?

Originally posted on The Contained Life:
I wonder what the general feeling was in Nigeria on October 1, 1960? We all know there was a huge celebration countrywide thanks to archived footage; but what did it all mean to the individuals celebrating? When they were clinking their bottles of beer, what did they say cheers…

Skills

via Daily Prompt: Cheat In life, we cheat. When telling stories, when telling the “truth”, when “smiling” Because a little editing never hurt nobody And skill is a very useful tool.     In death, we cannot cheat. Because how can you when it is no longer in your hands And at this point, skill…

Daily Prompt: Ghost

via Daily Prompt: Ghost A four points intersection lies on the most popular highway of my town. And I did not know many travellers walked that way. Right in the middle of the intersection I stood, lost in the sea of people, moving here and there. And I wondered what i was doing there. I…

Joke: One Word, So Many Faces.

via Daily Prompt: Joke Merriam-Webster’s definition Joke : something said or done to cause laughter a brief story with a surprising  and funny end someone or something not taken seriously Real Life applications Joke: a back handed insult a derogatory comment that wasn’t meant to get to the person it was intended for recording someone…

Embracing The Dark: On Loving My Skin.

Poetry is not my strongest suit. But, like most things that pique my interest, I gave it at least one or two attempts, just to know I can. However, not all things get that one attempt no matter how much I am burning with curiosity. Sometimes what ends up happening is a dance around the…

Giving up on Your dream? You need to read this!

Originally posted on Being1nsane:
Scared? Nervous ? And uncertain? Yes, for sure. Because you have this crazyyy idea stuck in your head and somewhere an unrealistic part of you is ever believing it can come true. Stupid stupid part. That part doesnt know what will happen if you fail right? I mean yeah its…