the dress

(this week’s assignment: write a story from the POV of the person in this painting) This night, one that had all the markings of a triumph, now seemed destined for ruin. A girl plucked from the social margins, Charlotte had been chosen as the star of her school’s musical. She had delivered a flawless closing […]

one day gone

one day gone unpack my bag the hand me ups soft loved items memories emerge scented candle subtle florals a woolen hug   shoes at the door sharp salt crystals fall from the treads memories emerge walks to the beach wind whipped our cheeks frozen belly laughs   scroll the photos your beauty wrapped in […]

when I am…

photo credit: Shari and Mike Photography Warning, by Jenny Joseph (1932-2018) When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter. I shall […]