Denied Passage

A cardinal sits in the bough of a small tree. The sky is overcast, and though thunder is loud and dark clouds advance from the southeast, the shoppers continue to flit from store to store in search of their next purchase. From the top of his tree planted in a small garden between stores, the […]

A Prompt

I’m just going to add a prompt here for all of my lovely readers to complete at will. My own response will be in the comments section below once I finish, and I would love for you to either add on to it or to write a new one. Here is the prompt: A man […]

A Villanelle

For the past couple months, I have been struggling with getting into certain habits. One of these is expanding on the subjects I write about and the forms those writings take.  I was reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce a couple weeks ago, and there is this scene […]