Dancing with Butterflies

She picked bouquets of paper flowers as grandeur whispered poignant secrets in her fragmented thoughts. They were magical enigmas, beautiful words which made listening to them easy. She was floating in a delusional world, a chaotic expanse of an absent mind, soaring among the stars. Reality was an illusion; a long-forgotten memory and an old … Continue reading Dancing with Butterflies

Deliverance

Existing at the mouth of obscurity; disoriented and misplaced by your fickle exploitation as prevailing gales usher my liberation and acknowledge me as a woman redeemed from ashes. I battled for every inch gained beyond your insolence; no longer a forgiving hostage of perpetual manipulation. Renewing a life in the midst of immoral confinement, to save … Continue reading Deliverance

Cup of Coffee

His feet dragged across the sidewalk as he walked past the rush of taxis and Audis. They all had somewhere to be, unlike him. Today had been a day he would rather forget. Nothing had returned to normal since the accident that claimed his wife and son; he could not find his footing, stumbling through … Continue reading Cup of Coffee

Betrayal

Lifeless eyes meet mine through the small window of the padded room. I try to look away, but something in my heart wouldn’t let me. Her pale lips curve into a crooked smile that makes a shiver travel up and down my spine. A matted mess of dark knots float around her head, only giving … Continue reading Betrayal

Broken Lighters

The coffee shop was empty. It was closing in a couple minutes and time was running out. He had waited for several hours, but the realization was sinking in fast; she wasn’t coming. With a quick glance at this phone, he packed up his things and thanked the girl behind the counter as he made … Continue reading Broken Lighters

Little Prehistoric Traveler

“Whatcha think, Teddy?”  A charmed smile radiated beyond the little boy's lips; eyes full of a hunger to meddle with his curiosities. His imagination was ablaze and Teddy remained silent. He pressed buttons as fast as he could. The box spun and lurched, tossing him and Teddy across the box. The box spun out of control and he had no idea where they were … Continue reading Little Prehistoric Traveler

Tiny Pearls

She stood before the full-length mirror, admiring the reflection of a woman about to present herself to the world. Trembling hands fumbled with the string of tiny white pearls. Each orb was a reminder of defeated obstacles. They were a collection of memories, trapped for her sanity; protection for a fragile and battered mind. It was a necklace which represented a heart stronger than the pain … Continue reading Tiny Pearls