Multiple Choice Answer

In the land of life lies the book of the living; and in the book of the living lies a question to be answered for a name to be recorded. “How do you live a life of purpose?”, do you a) Face the danger that comes with your choice or b) draw from deep waters…

Don’t Mind Your Business: Help End Violence Against Women.

I was asked to speak about violence against women and my brain immediately shut down. This usually happens when a topic or theme seems bigger than me and encompasses the whole universe. It also happens when I am scared to death because suddenly something that is meant to come out of my mouth is suppose…

Who We Were…

A time not too long ago, we lived in a place of flourish, in an evergreen house, in a sanctuary. However, the world outside beckoned relentlessly, promising to be a vast land for the exploration of dreams and the mining of visions. And so we prepared ourselves, we wrapped hope around us, we were fully…

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…

The Destination is The Starting Point.

My take on Sonya’s picture prompt for Three Line Tales, Week Thirty Eight . I really cracked my brain on this one but it was fun to do. Try it!     My dreams require a crawling out of the shadowy darkness of self doubt. After which I often take a long fearful walk rife with the…

Try…It Will Be Worth It.

via Daily Prompt: Volunteer It is not what you wish to do in that moment but it might make an ignored person in a crowded room feel less alone, and so you volunteer your smile. it is not how you planned on spending your evening but your old neighbor lives alone and badly needs to…

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…

Memento

Photo by Wolf Schram   The night after Ella’s Mum’s funeral, an inexplicable fire came to their house and consumed everything. Except, it didn’t consume everything: hours earlier, a grieving man was seen walking away from a car he had just parked on what he thought, in the dark of night, was an empty street….

Tingles From The Past

via Daily Prompt: Zing! I tried it immediately after she said it would be the greatest experience of my life. “I will do it with you,” she said with her dimpled mischievous smile. Counting off her fingers, she outlined the procedure. We will sit on the fence for 30 minutes to an hour And then…

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…