Short stories/Poetry

The Girl Atop the Hill

From up here everyone looks like toy people, smaller than my Barbie dolls, more like Legos. I see the top of their heads and there’s no particular pattern to their movements. They all believe they are doing something relevant, going somewhere important. But from where I stand, they are just scurrying dots operating within the […]

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In My Heart, Short stories/Poetry

What Moms Do

Okay, so I wasn’t perfect Sometimes I was too tough on you Said no when I should’ve said yes Not tough enough Said yes when I should’ve said no. Sometimes I held on so tight You had trouble spreading your wings. No, I didn’t get it right all the time But I did the best […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Got Played

Played? How can that be since I don’t do games? My love is real Did everything my mama said I should do. Men like good girls so I played nice I smiled sweetly and batted my lashes “Thank you, ” I said demurely when he opened the car door for me; I gushed when he […]

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Short stories/Poetry

The Way Back Home

 Marissa lay, her head so heavy with torment, she could barely lift it off the pillow. Beside her Malcolm slept, snoring so loudly the sheets vibrated. Apparently, he didn’t possess the same cares as she. And why would he since he so effectively dumped them all on her.  Too many of Marissa’s nights were like […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Glory

you thought I wouldn’t make it but look at me now I can ride the wave clouds float under my feet I live with the sun and the moon and they live in me. don’t be mad you can ride too… if you say you’re sorry. © D.L. Lunsford    

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Short stories/Poetry

Travel Warning: The Man on the Road

Be careful when you’re driving lest you run into the man. While your eyes are on the prize, the man has a plan. His words are smooth for he is cunning, very deceptive. But don’t believe him, your demise is his only objective. Pay attention when you stop at the light, for his moves are […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Jasmine Unchained

Flashing blue lights promised justice as the police hauled away the young, handcuffed menace, while his mother’s pleas, a grating sound against the chalkboard of that justice, polluted the air. “You just don’t understand him,” she cried inciting angry protests and hateful glares from her neighbors. “He’s a good boy!” Jasmine, hunched over what was […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Advice

Don’t try to fit a circle into a square; If it’s not happening, It’s not there. If you don’t want to do it, Don’t lie Pretending you like it, Giving it a try. Be real with yourself Do you Even when no one agrees, Stay true. You got one life to live, Make it count. […]

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Short stories/Poetry

What She Left Behind

It was the end of the day, this was my last stop, and I was ready to go home. She entered the mailroom with a card while I was sorting the mail. She greeted me cordially and asked what to do with the card. I told her I’d take it and received it from her […]

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