Monthly Archives: February 2012

First Love

*If the former were right, could a heart heal so completely to again love so naively?  And if it were the latter, if it had been some special connection, could she find that again?* First Love He pulled the truck … Continue reading

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Beaufort

Beaufort The Yankees invaded Beaufort in December of 1861. We watched the battle at Fort Macon from our front porch, saw our flag fall. And then we watched the bluebellies march down our own street with their drums and fifes … Continue reading

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Tragic

Oh, young love. But some things never change. Tragic “I didn’t think you’d come,” I said and splashed my feet in the water. Minnows scattered, darting around my feet. A crayfish crawled from beneath a rock, waved a claw in … Continue reading

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Moonlit Affair

Fall 2005 – High School Creative Writing Class Inspired by Octavio Paz “My Life With The Wave” http://www.hostosdesign.com/sun%20and%20stone%20shadows/1_MyLifeWithTheWave.pdf Moonlit Affair             I met him in late summer, before the seasons turned. He did not visit long. The warm sun still … Continue reading

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Dead

Think: Sunshine. Summer Day. White Corolla. Driving. — Yep, that’s when I wrote this. Dead October 1918 I wore black. I wore black and I could feel it. It seeped into my skin, was absorbed by my heart and dripped … Continue reading

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What I Mean

Oh high school, how I don’t miss you. What I Mean 2005 I climb the stairs slowly. Snow, dragged in on my boots, leaves the steps slippery. Three…two… I reach the top. My backpack weighs down on my shoulders, only … Continue reading

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Square One

The phone rang.  She smiled a little as she picked it up—she was always pleased to see that name on the screen. “Hey, what’s up?” And so passed a few pleasantries.  She was pretty sure she rambled a little, but … Continue reading

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Before the Beginning

She stared at the half-empty room, the dustballs in the corners, the garbage bag at her feet.  Her clothes had overflowed the suitcases, so she had resorted to black plastic.  She felt there should be some significance to that, to … Continue reading

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