Zoe finally discovers who the caretaker is and follows her destiny.
DANNY G / UnSplash Paintook up residencewithout permissionstealing everythingit came in contactwith including myDreams. Lostin despair’s dark lairembers spark to flamefear whispers liesinto both my earsstirring latent fearsFury. Timein kaleidoscopic hazeneurologic degradationinterlocked nerves sparkingtriggering spastic legs intoSpasm. Firetormenting burning paininvading each cellas inflammationseizes the knees firststealing my balanceAgain. Walkerwheels keep me movingwhile fatigue assaultstwin torturers nowtraumatizing … Continue reading An Unwanted Companion
Max Vakhtbovych / Pexels The rooster’s crow pierced through her dreams. Zoe groaned and looked at the alarm clock on her bedside table. It was early. The events of the day before flooded her mind, pushing all thoughts of sleep aside. She got up, put her robe and slippers on without really being aware. Once she’d … Continue reading Morning Star Manor – Part 4
Taking what the human eye perceives and attempting to capture that on canvass, is a difficult feat to accomplish.
Communion is a touching poem of sacred moments that touch one's life. What was your latest communion?
Photo by Ty Finck on Unsplash Furnace downstairs hidesthe pointy-nosed bogeymanclimbs out to chase me. Neck hairs stand up straightcement wall Chief’s headdress shadow,no window across. Old witch cackles whilestoking two hot grey ovens,we lay bound waiting. Drums beat, voices chantmoccasin feet start to danceno one hears but me. Paralyzed by fearI open my mouth to screamand nothing … Continue reading Childhood Nightmares: A Haiku Chain
Photo by Alex Dukhanov on Unsplash Grief and loss most profound Teeters on shaking ground Molten rivers of tears Erupt from latent fears Mouth silenced by a mask Pressured to take the vaxx Division, hatred, strife Slowly devalues life Media’s shame and blame Stokes embers into flames As depression taunts Loss of freedom haunts Our dreams. I … Continue reading Humanity Lost
Photo by Simon Wilkes on Unsplash Read previous parts here. The blue-green grass, which ran the length of the centre path, extended outward into a large meadow. It looked freshly mowed. By whom? The urge to take her shoes off and run across it was strong, but Zoe resisted. Until she knew the layout of these gardens, it was … Continue reading Morning Star Manor – Part 3
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash. Zoe watched Mr. McEwan’s lapis-blue eyes light up the moment he saw the key she was holding. “I don’t imagine you’d remember how to get to the garden?” “Not remember! No lass, if there’s one thing this old man can nae forget, it’s that garden. That wee key has been in your … Continue reading Morning Star Manor – Part 2
The first volume of Coffee House Writers 2020 Anthology was released yesterday, Dec. 8, 2020. This Anthology features poetry and nonfiction, submitted by twenty four plus authors - all regular contributors on the CHW online publishing platform, which does resemble a magazine. This is a vibrant community of writers dedicated to the pursuit of writing … Continue reading CHW Anthology, Volume 1: NonFiction And Poetry Is Available Now!