Stories tagged “GROWING UP”

  • Fractal Realities: Suffering Builds Character

    It's difficult to grow up. Shoot, it's difficult to even figure out what that means. I suspect that the act of growing up is rooted in pain. Pain that is unfair, unique to you, callous, and solely your responsibility. From the white-hot shard of ice whose…

    Posted 4 years ago
  • Three Word Prompt: When Once I Flourished

    It was the smell of geraniums that called it to mind again after all these years. My kid had picked a handful for me. I got a whiff of them and the years peeled back.

    I had to water the garden, and I loved the geraniums best. I sang to them, I read them…

    Posted 5 years ago
  • These Nine Years - 9.11.14

    These short nine years,

    have gone by so fast,

    Our lives intertwined by-

    love and trust - so vast.

    From boys to books,

    our friendship never

    dared to forsook

    because it is forever.

    As we grow old-

    -er, our secrets - untold,

    our lives separated,

    by time an…

    Posted 8 years ago